Former Bayern Munich center-back, Jerome Boateng was found guilty of domestic violence against his long-term ex-girlfriend, Sherin Senler. The incident happened while they were on holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands in July 2018.
During the last court hearing on Thursday, September 9, 2021, Prosecutor Stefanie Eckert told the court that Sherin Senler was a victim of domestic violence while the football star was a “victim of their mutually toxic relationship”.
In the court hearing, the prosecuting counsel indicted Jerome Boateng, saying the footballer boxed her ex-partner, beat her, bit her head, threw her on the ground, and insulted her.
In addition to the above indictments, the prosecuting counsel claimed that the football star threw a glass lantern and cooling bag at Sherin Senler.
The public prosecutor handling the case wanted the court to give Jerome Boateng a one and a half years suspended jail sentence and fine him 1.5 million euros if found guilty.
In his defense, Jerome Boateng stressed that he has never hit his ex-girlfriend. He revealed that Sherin became aggressive and insulting during a disagreement after a game of cards.
During the disagreement, the woman hit the footballer and injured his lips. The pain of the injury forced him to push her. Before he could do that, Sherin had fallen to the ground.
The 33-year-old German defender stressed that he did not throw a lantern at her. Boateng also stressed that Sherin fell when he threw a cushion at a table.
The football star said his ex-girlfriend who has had two children for him before everything went sour between them decided to drag the incident to court to get a favorable judgment over the children’s custody case going on between them.
Despite all the instances he cited, the football star who is contracted to Lyon for two seasons could not convince the court beyond any reasonable debt.
Hence, after listening to all the parties involved in the case and analyzing all available evidence, the Munich District Court in Germany found Jerome Boateng guilty on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
The court ordered Jerome Boateng to pay the sum of 1.8 million euros to Sherin Senler as damages for the assault. It was reported that the court had never imposed such a high amount of damages on any culprit before now.
Boateng accepted the judgment calmly and did not cause a scene even though he did not agree to the ruling. As it stands, he has the option of appealing the judgment or paying the fine.