AFP: Gerard Depardieu said in a hotel in Pyongyang
PARIS, September 7. /TASS/. French actor Gerard Depardieu has arrived in Pyongyang, where it is noted 70-summer anniversary of the founding of the Democratic people’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). This is reported by AFP news Agency correspondent who on Friday saw the actor in a hotel in the North Korean capital.
It is reported that Depardieu was in the main bar of an international hotel in the center of Pyongyang where you usually stop for foreign tourists. “Being clearly distressed, he refused all requests to give interviews to all the journalists who knew him,” notes AFP, adding that the reasons for the presence of the famous actor in the capital of the DPRK still remain unknown.
The Democratic people’s Republic was proclaimed on 9 September 1948. On the occasion of the anniversary, the authorities invited to the capital of a large group of journalists from leading international publications from Russia, China, Japan, USA, Europe — in total at least hundreds of people. Details of the celebrations, organizers have not yet disclosed, however, according to the North Korean side, the parade will be attended by the Chairman of the Russian Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko.
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To facilitate the work of journalists and their accompanying guides with interpreters. The hotel hosted members of the press, organized a special press center for a few dozen jobs, including the airing. 47-storey hotel is located on an island on the Taedong river and offers a panoramic view of the capital of the DPRK.
His trip to Pyongyang Gerard Depardieu not announced and did not comment. Meanwhile, at the end of August in France were brought against him, allegations of sexual harassment. The complaint filed by 22-year-old French actress who claims that formed the basis for the claim event took place on 6 and 13 August in the Paris apartment Depardieu.