The Gérard Depardieu affair – accused by several women of sexual harassment and rape – continues to generate a lot of ink, a week after the broadcast of a shocking report on the actor, on the show Complément d’investigation sur la France 2 channel.
It’s actress Sophie Marceau’s turn to address the subject in an interview with Paris Match, which will be broadcast on December 28. “Vulgarity and provocation have always been her stock in trade,” she confides, about the actor with whom she played in the film Police, in 1985. “I said publicly at the time that I couldn’t stand his rude and very inappropriate attitude. A lot of people turned against me. »
Last Tuesday, Le Figaro published a letter signed by 56 personalities from the cultural sector – including Carla Bruni, Carole Bouquet, Pierre Richard, Charlotte Rampling, Gérard Darmon and Victoria Abril – who came to the defense of the Cyrano actor. They argue, among other things, that Depardieu is a “sacred monster” of French cinema: “When we attack Gérard Depardieu in this way, it is art that we attack,” they write.
This open letter relaunched the public debate and caused a shock wave in France and abroad.