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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 20:05 IST

Gerard Depardieu's figure removed from wax musuem after 13 women accused actor of sexual harassment

Actor Gerard Depardieu faces severe backlash, with removal from a wax museum. Actor facing investigation for several sexual assault cases.

Reported by: Republic Entertainment Desk
Gerard Depardieu accused of sexual harassment
Gerard Depardieu accused of sexual harassment | Image:IMDb
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The wax figure of actor Gerard Depardieu has been removed from Paris’ most famous wax museum, following negative reactions from visitors over allegations about his conduct with women, the museum said Monday. The decision to remove the figure from the Grevin Museum, the so-called “Pantheon of wax celebrities,” followed a recent report on the actor on French television that has dented his reputation in France and around the world.

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Gerard Depardieu accused of sexual assault by 13 women I IMDb

This waxwork’s disappearance coincides with France’s culture minister announcing a disciplinary procedure concerning Depardieu’s prestigious Order of the Legion of Honor, which could lead to its withdrawal. In response, Depardieu, through his lawyers, said he was relinquishing the honor. The actor has already been stripped of honors in Canada and Belgium.

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Depardieu: Controvercies

The France 2 documentary showed him repeatedly making obscene remarks and gestures during a 2018 trip to North Korea. Depardieu has also been under investigation for rape since 2020. He denies all charges.

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Actor accused for film shoots between 2004 and 2022 I IMDb

Depardieu, 74, has starred in hundreds of movies over more than half a century, including French classics like The Last Metro, Jean de Florette and Cyrano de Bergerac, and English-language movies including Green Card and Life of Pi.

The family of Gerard Depardieu has condemned what they say is a conspiracy against him, expressing their disapproval of the “collective rage” aimed at the actor in a statement published in French media.

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Gerard Depardieu accused of sexual harassment, assault by 13 women in new report Most of the claims reported by the Mediapart website related to film shoots between 2004 and 2022.

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 20:05 IST

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