Gérard Depardieu will take to the stage alongside Carla Bruni at a music pageant celebrating the tip of France’s coronavirus lockdown despite being investigated for rape, MailOnline can reveal.
The pair are topping the invoice in a collection of celeb singalongs to be held subsequent month in the ornate grounds of the Palace of Versailles, the previous Royal property west of Paris.
Depardieu, 72, will seem on stage whereas going through charges of raping and sexually abusing a younger actress in the French capital.
Gérard Depardieu, pictured above, will take to the stage alongside Carla Bruni at a music pageant celebrating the tip of France’s Coronavirus lockdown despite being investigated for rape
Depardieu will take to the stage alongside Carla Bruni, pictured above
The pair are topping the invoice in a collection of celeb singalongs to be held subsequent month in the ornate grounds of the Palace of Versailles, pictured above
Depardieu intends to perform songs by the late French singer Barbara – herself a intercourse abuse sufferer whom the actor is claimed to have referred to in ‘disturbing text messages’ to the younger lady he allegedly attacked.
Magistrates supported by judicial police have compiled additional proof which incorporates CCTV footage of Depardieu performing a intercourse act on his 22-year-old alleged sufferer, who can’t be named for authorized causes.
Depardieu, the star of field office smash hits reminiscent of Green Card and The Last Metro, faces trial and jail for at least two alleged rapes carried out at his £45million Paris mansion in 2018.
In flip, the actor has insisted ‘I am innocent’, including: ‘I can only reject all the accusations as clearly as possible, as I’ve already completed in entrance of the investigators.’
Organisers of the King’s Vegetable Garden concert events – named after a inexperienced area simply behind the Versailles palace – confirmed that Depardieu can be acting on July 1, despite being an indicted legal suspect.
Depardieu, pictured, intends to perform songs by the late French singer Barbara – herself a intercourse abuse sufferer whom the actor is claimed to have referred to in ‘disturbing text messages’ to the younger lady he allegedly attacked
He will sing covers of songs by the late singer Barbara – the stage title of Monique Serf, who spoke about being sexually abused by her father when she was 10.
Depardieu is claimed to have referred to such crimes in texts to his personal alleged sufferer, in accordance to prosecuting sources quoted broadly in France.
Referring to the collection of concert events going down all through July, an organiser mentioned: ‘They will be big summer open air events as France comes out of the Coronavirus lockdown. Artists have been silent for too long.
‘Gérard Depardieu is an excellent singer who is one of the lead stars, along with Carla Bruni, who is a big supporter of Mr Depardieu’ the supply added, whereas refusing to touch upon Depardieu’s indictment.
Ms Bruni, the third spouse of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, will perform her personal songs on the Versailles stage on July 3.
The 53-year-old former supermodel is a buddy of Depardieu, and has by no means spoken out in regards to the alleged rapes, or his previous issues with the regulation, together with a road-rage incident in which he punched a motorist, and a drink driving conviction.
Depardieu is one among a collection of male celebrities positioned underneath investigation for intercourse crimes following large stress from the #MeToo motion in opposition to sexual abuse.
But Ms Bruni – the previous supermodel turned pop singer – has commonly performed down the extent of such criminality.
She induced an outcry in 2017 when she mentioned sexual abuse and harassment ‘doesn’t occur in style,’ as a result of ‘there are a lot of women in fashion – women rarely go into that kind of abuse. That keeps it safe for young women.’
Since then, huge names in the world of Paris style positioned underneath formal investigation for a number of rapes have included former Elite boss Gérald Marie and Jean-Luc Brunel, the modelling agent who is claimed to have offered underage victims for the late American billionaire rapist Jeffrey Epstein.
Gérard Depardieu – who has been charged with raping and sexually abusing a 20-year-old actress in Paris – poses on the set of his newest movie in the French capital with co-star Jade Labeste, 25. With them is director Patrice Leconte
Ms Bruni has additionally accused the French judiciary of convicting and sending her husband to jail ‘on no evidence’ earlier this year.
Sarkozy was discovered responsible of making an attempt to bribe a decide, and is interesting his three-year sentence whereas on bail and going through different corruption allegations.
The most severe is that he accepted thousands and thousands in unlawful money donations from the late Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi – a cost Sarkozy vehemently denies, together with all different allegations.
Beyond Depardieu, different stars of French cinema accused of rape embody the director Luc Besson, whose movies embody Nikita and The Fifth Element.
Gérald Darmanin, France’s present Interior Minister, can be at the centre of a rape enquiry.
In the previous, Ms Bruni additionally supported her buddy Frédéric Mitterrand, one among her husband’s former ministers, after he admitted paying boys for intercourse in Thailand.
She has additionally backed Roman Polanski, the Paris-based movie director, who continues to work despite fleeing the USA after pleading responsible to having illegal intercourse with a 13-year-old woman.
Depardieu divorced his first spouse, the actress Elisabeth Guignot in 1996, and has most lately been linked to Clémentine Igou, a 41-year-old Harvard University graduate and novelist.
The pair met in Italy in 2004 and have been reportedly drawn to one another due to their mutual love of wine. In 2014, Depardieu claimed he generally drinks up to 14 bottles a day.
There was no instant remark from Mr Depardieu or Ms Bruni about their appearances at the King’s Vegetable Garden concert events in July.