Video: Start of the trial against professional soccer player Boateng

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Start of trial against professional soccer player Boateng

The trial starts on Thursday in Munich. The ex-national soccer player Jérôme Boateng is accused of bodily harm. He is said to have injured his former partner, who is also the mother of his children, during a vacation in 2018. Anne Leiding, spokeswoman for the public prosecutor’s office: “As part of this vacation in the hotel, which was such a facility with pavilions, it should have been the case that the defendant first threw a kind of lantern at the injured party. However, he missed it. Then he should have insulted her. And then threw a small filled cooler bag at her, which injured her upper arm. Then he should first have moved away and come back again. It is said to have insulted her again and hit her and pulled her hair. “Boateng denies the allegations. He neither hit nor injured his former partner. According to his defense lawyer Kai Walden, this would stand testimony against testimony and the former partner had no evidence for their allegations. The Munich District Court initially only set one day of the trial. For years, central defender Boateng was one of the most famous faces of the German national soccer team, with whom he also became world champion in 2014. The 33-year-old played for Bayern Munich from 2011 to 2021 but currently under contract with Olympique Lyon.

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