Alain Delon placed under judicial protection

The provisional measure of the French judiciary against the 88-year-old actor who has been ill for some time

Alain Delon was placed under judicial protection by the French judiciary. The Bfm TV announced this, specifying that for the actor it is a temporary measure: in fact he can still carry out a series of actions, except the most important ones, which are entrusted to third parties, such as the sale of a property.

According to information from Bfm, the 88-year-old star, I have been suffering from lymphoma for a long time, has been placed under guardianship by a guardianship judge and an agent has been appointed who will be able to carry out certain acts on his behalf. There decision was communicated to the family today. “We must be very satisfied with this decision,” says Frank Berton, the lawyer of Anouchka Delon, the actor’s daughter. Yassine Bouzrou, the lawyer of Hiromi Rollin, the actor’s former “lady-in-waiting”, called it an “excellent decision”: “This will allow a third person to assist Mr. Alain Delon in his medical care. The judge found it necessary to remove Delon’s children from managing their father’s medical care“.

Anthony Delon, son of the French actor, also commented on the decision. “If this can set the record straight and prevent lawyers from talking about my father’s illness without even consulting the documents, that’s a good thing. This medical controversy will end once and for all,” he told BfmTv.

This new development comes at a particular time. On January 9, Christophe Ayela, Alain Delon and Anouchka’s lawyer at the time, filed a complaint with the Montargis public prosecutor, before being removed from the case. A few days ago, Frank Berton did the same and asked for the court’s intervention.

Last week the newspaper “Le Parisien” revealed the shocking words that Delon had uttered on 20 July 2023 during a doctor’s visit to the actor’s country house in Douchy, in the Loire Valley: “I want to die, life is over.” The health inspection took place as part of the judicial investigation into Hiromi Rollin, reported by the actor’s three children, Anouchka, Alain-Fabien and Anthony Delon.

Since 2019, the year in which he suffered a serious stroke, Alain Delon has been increasingly physically weak, also following the slowly evolving tumor. In a report sent to the court, the doctor also declared that the interpreter of Luchino Visconti’s masterpieces “Rocco and his brothers” and “The Leopard” was “in a state of physical and psychological exhaustion with a strong risk of suicide” .

Two weeks ago the newspaper “Le Figaro” revealed that Hiromi Rollin, who depending on the moment was referred to as the actor’s carer, lady-in-waiting or even companion, denounced Delon’s three children for attempted murder against their father. Rollin sent a letter to the Montargis prosecutor’s office, which is investigating the star’s health conditions, in which he asks to “carry out urgent investigations” into facts that appear to resemble a “premeditated murder attempt” by the actor’s children on the father.