Gerard was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor back in 1991 for his work in Cyrano de Bergerac.
According to Le Parisien, the Paris prosecutor's office has begun a preliminary investigation for "rape and sexual assault" against the film star.
One of France's most prolific actors, Depardieu has taken part in about 170 movies in his career and gained global recognition in 1990 after starring in English language comedy "Green Card". The case was assigned to Paris prosecutors Wednesday.
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The actress was "devastated" by the alleged attacks, her agent was quoted as saying by French digital news service BFMTV. "He will cooperate in the investigation and will answer questions", Herve Temime said.
Temime added that Depardieu is "shaken" by the allegations, which are against "everything he is and respects". Another woman, a 49-year-old casting director, said he assaulted her whenever they were in an elevator together.
His lawyer told France Info radio: 'I had a long meeting with Gerard Depardieu and I am absolutely convinced his innocence will be established'. He has more than 200 credits to his name and recently starred in Netflix's French political series Marseille. His other notable film roles include The Last Metro, Jean de Florette, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and Life of Pi.