Mariah Carey: 'I Think I Have To Remain Eternally Oblivious To Age'

A 'Very Scared' Gerard Depardieu Justifies Punching Motorist In Paris

8/21/2012 10:20am EDT

Gerard Depardieu

Last Wednesday, French actor Gerard Depardieu got into an altercation with a motorist after his scooter collided with another vehicle.

The actor is now filing a counter-complaint against the motorist he is accused of punching during the traffic incident. The motorist originally filed a legal complaint against the 63-year-old star at the local prosecutor's office.

Depardieu admits he hit the unidentified man. He explained to  local radio network RTL, "It was more a case of fear than anything else. My reaction was a bit over the top but I was very, very scared. That's it. Full stop. That's all there is to it. It was as stupid as that."

Last year the actor was kicked off a plane for peeing in a bottle that spilled urine onto the floor. He said he was forced to do it after he was banned from using the restroom.

Sign up for our daily newsletter with great stories like this and more!

Photo Credits: PR Photos