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Depardieu in 'road rage punch-up'

Published on Aug 17, 2012 9:31 PM
A file picture taken on May 17, 2012 shows French actor Gerard Depardieu riding his motorbike in Paris. Depardieu has been accused of assaulting a motorist following a collision in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Gerard Depardieu is in hot water again after an alleged road rage incident in the middle of Paris in which the French film star admitted he may have gone "a bit over the top."

A Parisian driver has accused Depardieu of punching him in the face after he swerved his car into the path of the actor's scooter in the chic left-bank quarter of the French capital earlier this week.

"There was a car, the driver wasn't paying attention and 'paf!'" Depardieu told RTL radio on Friday.

"It was more a case of fear than anything else," he added.

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