The Actor Gerard Depardieu ‘accused of rape’

The French actor Gerard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young actress, judicial sources say.

He denies the allegations “absolutely”, his lawyer told the news agency.

The accusations against the 69-year-old, is formally made to the police by a 22-year-old French actress on Monday, French radio reports.

Mr. Depardieu is one of France’s most recognisable actors and has starred in films such as Cyrano de Bergerac and Jean de Florette.