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Jérôme Boateng: Court prohibits him from commenting on his ex

2022-11-30T11:04:11.744Z

The professional soccer player can no longer claim that his former partner spread “lies” about him and “made trouble”. Boateng said so in an interview – a few days before the woman took her own life.



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Jerome Boateng in September

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The Berlin district court has forbidden former national soccer player Jérôme Boateng to make a statement about his ex-partner Kasia Lenhardt.

A court spokesman said on Tuesday.

The mother of the model, who died in February 2021, complained.

A few days before her death, the athlete spoke about his ex-partner in an interview.

In total, Boateng made six statements.

The lawsuit was only successful in one respect, said the court spokesman.

As the court announced, this is the allegation that Lenhardt had spread “lies” about Boateng with fake social media accounts and “made trouble”.

»Current case law does not take the digital age into account«

The mother's lawyer still rated this as a success.

"Mr. Boateng has been shown that he cannot afford everything," Markus Hennig told the dpa news agency.

He will recommend his client to appeal against the first-instance verdict.

It is about further developing the so-called postmortem personality rights.

"The previous case law does not take the digital age into account," said Hennig.

So far, the hurdles for the surviving relatives have been higher than when those affected take action against statements while they are still alive.

In the interview, Boateng spoke, among other things, about disputes in the relationship and his ex-girlfriend's alcohol problems.

Lenhardt was a finalist in "Germany's Next Top Model" in 2012 and was last in a relationship with Boateng.

Shortly before the interview appeared, the couple had split up.

On February 9, 2021, her family announced through an attorney that Lenhardt was dead.

The police in Berlin then confirmed an operation in which a lifeless person was found.

There are no signs of external influence, it said.

swe/dpa

Source: spiegel

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