Emmanuelle Debever, a French actress who accused actor Gérard Depardieu of sexual assault, has died by an apparent suicide.
According to French newspaper Libération, Debever died after jumping into the Seine River in Paris. Her death was confirmed by French authorities on December 7th, who classified it as a suicide.
Debever was reported missing on November 29th after leaving behind a worrying note. After jumping into the river, she was briefly revived by paramedics, but passed away at a hospital.
Debever’s death was announced on the same day as the airing of a television documentary about the allegations made against Depardieu by multiple women, including by Debever.
In 2019, Debever accused Depardieu of assaulting her on the set of the 1982 film Danton.
Debever appeared in several French film and television series in the 1980s, but left the industry in 1989.
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or know someone who is, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).