Gerard Depardieu accused of assault after crash

Gerard Depardieu Photo / File photo
Gerard Depardieu Photo / File photo

French actor Gerard Depardieu has been accused of assault and battery following an alleged altercation with a motorist in Paris.

The Green Card star was reportedly cruising around the capital on his scooter on Wednesday when it collided with another vehicle, sparking a confrontation between the two drivers.

On Thursday the unidentified male filed a legal complaint against the 63-year-old at the local prosecutor's office, alleging Depardieu hit him during the altercation, according to Reuters.

A year ago Depardieu made headlines after he tried to relieve himself into an empty bottle at the back of a plane but also peed on the floor.

The French star was thrown off the flight with his luggage and told to book another one.

Friends of the actor said he was completely sober but desperate to relieve himself.

- WENN

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