EM – Germany’s defender Jerome Boateng will appear in court on Thursday on charges of assault


After 10 successful years at Bayern Munich, the 33-year-old defender moved to French Ligue 1 club Lyon on a free transfer last week, but is expected to return to Munich to face the allegations.

File image from Bavaria’s Jerome Boateng. AP

The German world champion of 2014, Jerome Boateng, is expected to appear in Munich on Thursday to answer the allegations that he attacked the mother of his twin daughters in 2018.

After 10 successful years at FC Bayern Munich, the 33-year-old defender joined French Ligue 1 club Lyon on a free transfer last week, but is expected to return to Munich to take the allegations to court.

His lawyer said Boateng denied claims he had his Ex-girlfriend named Sherin S. injured during a heated argument when the two were on vacation with their daughters three years ago.

The original hearing was postponed last December because a witness was due to the COVID-19 Virus could not appear.

He and Sherin S. are involved in a separate legal battle over custody of their twins.

His ex-girlfriend, influencer and model Kasia Lenhardt, was i Found dead in February when he committed suicide in an apartment in Berlin at the Club World Cup in Qatar.

The 25-year-old committed suicide six days after Boateng ended their relationship and then gave up in one Open interview with the top German daily newspaper Bild Details about the separation known.

After 363 appearances for Bayern, nine Bundesliga and two Champions League titles, Boateng’s contract was not renewed in June before leaving Lyon last week was taken over.

He was an important part of the German squad, who won their fourth World Cup title in Brazil, but have not played for his country since his dismissal by former German coach Joachim Löw in March 2019. </ However, Boateng still hopes to expand his 73 international appearances under Löw's successor Hansi Flick, his former coach at Bayern Munich, who helped the Bavarian giants to triple the title in 2019/20.

As a son of a German mother and a Ghanaian father, he was at the center of an integration debate when he was attacked by the party leader of the right-wing extremist party in 2016 because of the color of his skin.

Germany’s Prime Minister Angela Merkel intervened and invited Boateng to an event at the Chancellery, where she also said Boateng’s father, who was also present, specifically: “You have a great son, you can be proud”.

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