Actress Anouk Grinberg, a famous figure in French auteur cinema, has spoken out forcefully about the case involving Gérard Depardieu, accused of rape and sexual assault. Supporting actress Charlotte Arnould, Grinberg denounces the oppressive silence in the film industry and Depardieu’s actions.
In an exclusive interview, Grinberg reveals that Depardieu, currently presumed innocent but under investigation, is known in the industry for his behavior towards women. She expresses her indignation at Depardieu’s open letter, which proclaims his innocence and accuses Arnould of lying. According to the actress, these accusations are outrageous and an insult to the victims.
Anouk Grinberg, having worked with Depardieu and frequented his circle, is one of the few voices in cinema to publicly support Arnould. She denounces the silence of film personalities, a silence she considers "unbearable" and "demeaning to our art". Grinberg criticizes Depardieu’s defense strategy, which she sees as an attempt to manipulate public opinion.
Grinberg insists on the need to break the omerta and support victims of sexual assault. For his part, Gérard Depardieu, who has been expelled from his ranks by the National Order of Quebec, has initiated proceedings against the actress. In the latest news, the actor, who enjoys the support of his family, has had his wax statue removed from the Grévin Museum.