Status: 28.11.2023, 11:45 a.m.
Gil Ofarim at the Regional Court in Leipzig. © Hendrik Schmidt/dpa
Turning point in the trial: Gil Ofarim surprises the court. He admits the accusations of defamation and false suspicion and apologizes to the hotel manager.
Leipzig - The Jewish musician Gil Ofarim has surprisingly made a confession in his trial for defamation and false suspicion.
"The allegations are true," said the musician in front of the Leipzig Regional Court. To the hotel manager, who is acting as a joint plaintiff, he said: "I would like to apologize to you."
Ofarim had made accusations of anti-Semitism against a Leipzig hotel in a video in October 2021. The video went viral on social media. According to the Leipzig public prosecutor's office, however, the incident did not happen that way. After extensive investigations, an indictment against Ofarim followed. The case against the hotel manager was dropped. He has now deleted the video, Ofarim told the court. Dpa