French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by an unnamed 22-year-old actress, according to various news agencies.
Afp has since reported that Depardieu’s lawyer says the actor “absolutely denies any attack, any rape”.
The allegations concern an incident that is said to have taken place this month at a property in Paris owned by Depardieu.
The claim was made to police in Lambesc, southern France, and the case has now been passed to prosecutors in the French capital, says the BBC.
Depardieu is the Oscar-nominated star of Cyrano de Bergerac,