Jérôme Boateng will not go through the prison box, but he will have to open his wallet. The German judiciary on Wednesday evening sentenced the German defender of Olympique Lyonnais to a fine of 1.2 million euros for physically assaulting his ex-partner and mother of his two children in 2018. In particular, the funds must go to associations that support women who are victims of violence.
The Munich Court of Appeal saw the former German international and 2014 world champion guilty of assault, assault and insult to this woman. Boateng sees his first-instance sentence slightly reduced. As a result, he was fined 1.8 million euros in September 2021.
The player denies the allegations
The judges did not follow the demands of the prosecutor, who had asked for an 18-month suspended sentence. Jérôme Boateng dismissed the charges against him on appeal.
According to his ex-girlfriend, the 34-year-old beat her while on vacation in the Caribbean in 2018 after Germany’s miserable first-round elimination at the World Cup in Russia. First, he threw various objects at her, poked her in the eye with his thumb, bit and pulled her hair to the ground. A friend of his ex-girlfriend came to testify during the appeals process to confirm the act of violence. And on that occasion, she complained about the player’s security, which she accused of filming him in court to intimidate him. Which defense attorneys denied.