Actor Gérard Depardieu is denying a rape accusation by an actress a third his age, according to reports out Thursday.
The Paris prosecutors office said Thursday that it had opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of “rapes and sexual assaults” after the complaint was made Monday in southern Aix-en-Provence province, Agence France-Presse reported.
The 69-year-old is accused of raping the 22-year-old woman this month at one of his Paris residences, the BBC said, citing French radio. Her name has not been released. She’s reportedly also an author and knew the actor before the alleged crimes took place.
A sealed deposition from Katy Perry was unsealed Monday, bringing with it good news for plaintiff Dr. Luke. The pop star says he never raped her, as had been rumored. But defendant Kesha’s team welcomed the unsealing, implying it had been a long time coming.
The documents were opened at the request of lawyers pursuing a defamation case by Dr. Luke against Kesha, with whom the record producer has legally tangled since 2014.
Melanie Brown is reportedly seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, saying that her history with alcohol and sex has been an underlying symptom of the mental health issue.
The former Spice Girl and “America’s Got Talent” host believes the disorder was brought on by her contentious split from film producer Stephen Belafonte, according to a statement attributed to her by British paper the Sun on Sunday.
Included were details about her recent diagnosis and the “incredibly difficult” six months she has endured while reflecting on her life for her upcoming memoir, “Brutally Honest.”