Jean Reno: sign a platform in support of Gérard Depardieu? Out of the question

Jean Reno: sign a platform in support of Gérard Depardieu? Out of the question
Jean Reno: sign a platform in support of Gérard Depardieu? Out of the question

Summary

On December 25, 2023, a forum in support of Gérard Depardieu emerged after the actor was the subject of several complaints of sexual assault

Several actors signed the platform in support of the 75-year-old actor

Jean Reno was not contacted to sign it but would not have done so in all cases

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He was not asked to do so, but if he had, he would not have signed it. Indeed, Jean Reno demonstrated frankness during an interview with Paris Match. When he was questioned about Gérard Depardieu and the platform in support of the actor which emerged when numerous accusations of sexual assault against him emerged, he assured that he would not have signed anything.

“No, I wasn’t asked for it, but I wouldn’t have signed it”he told our colleagues before discussing his links with the 75-year-old actor: ” I knew him. We were both born in 1948. I like him as an actor, of course. But who knows Gérard? Maybe Carole [Bouquet], because she lived with him. Few people really know Gérard, I think”.

Jean Reno waits for justice to “speak”

But that doesn’t mean he condemns Gérard Depardieu. Jean Reno indeed wants justice to do its job. After which, a real opinion will be able to be formed on the sacred monster of French cinema.

“We will let justice take its course. I pity the victims, that’s for sure. If we appreciate MeToo, we don’t want them to suffer”still recognized the actor known for his roles in Léon, The Visitors, The Purple Riversor The immortal.

As a reminder, the column in support of Gérard Depardieu was published on December 25, 2023 in Le Figaro. Particularly after the broadcast of an issue of Further investigation which only increased the controversy over the behavior of the actor already targeted by two complaints for rape and sexual assault. Until proven guilty, the 75-year-old actor is presumed innocent.

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