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The President of the Republic reprimanded the Minister of Culture, Wednesday, in this system “C à vous”, concerning the doable withdrawal of the Legion of Honor from the actor Gérard Depardieu, focused by two complaints for rape and sexual assault.

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Emmanuel Macron denounced on Wednesday December 20 a “manhunt” in opposition to Gérard Depardieu after the printed of a stunning TV documentary, the Head of State disavowing his Minister of Culture who referred to as into query the Legion of Honor of the actor.

“There is one thing you will never see me in, and that is manhunts. I hate that,” stated the President of the Republic on the France 5 tv channel.

The Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak, introduced on the identical channel on Friday {that a} “disciplinary procedure” could be initiated by the Grand Chancellery of the Legion of Honor in opposition to the actor-star.

The interpreter of “1492: Christopher Columbus” is notably focused by two complaints in France for rape and sexual assault, and indicted in one of many two circumstances. He refutes these accusations.

The President of the Republic stated he was “a great admirer of Gérard Depardieu (…) an immense actor”. “He made France, our great authors, our great characters known throughout the world (…) he makes France proud,” continued Emmanuel Macron, taking the alternative view from the Minister of Culture.

Rima Abdul Malak had estimated for her half that the actor’s feedback reported within the journal “Complément d’investigation” had been “shameful to France”.

“Not here to preach”

In these photographs, broadcast on France 2 originally of December, the enormous of French cinema, recognized for having interpreted Commissioner Maigret as Cyrano, multiplies the misogynistic and insulting remarks by addressing ladies, not sparing a bit woman together with his remarks obscene.

Emmanuel Macron judged on Wednesday that Rima Abdul Malak “advanced” by talking a couple of process which might take away the actor’s distinction.

“There are sometimes outbursts over comments made. I am wary of the context,” he insisted. “I understood that there were controversies over (passages) of the report,” he clarified, taking on the arguments of members of the Depardieu household in a column within the Journal du Dimanche. The latter, together with actress Julie Depardieu, denounce a “cabal” and evoke “a staging” and “suspicious” slicing photographs within the report.

Returning to the topic of the Legion of Honor awarded in 1996 by Jacques Chirac, Emmanuel Macron harassed that it “is an Order” of which he’s “in fact the grand master”, a distinction “which is not there for to preach morality.”

“And so it is not on the basis of a report or this or that thing that we take away the Legion of Honor from an artist because at that price, we would have taken away the Legion of Honor from many artists”, additional highlighted the President of the Republic.

With AFP