Jérôme Boateng, who participated in his first training with OL on Sunday, will have to return to Munich on Thursday for extra-sporting news. The 33-year-old German international defender must indeed appear in court to answer for domestic violence against the mother of his two children. The former Bayern player is expected in person at the hearing, according to his lawyer, in order to respond to facts dating back to 2018.
Her ex-partner accuses her of having injured her during a violent argument while on vacation. The maximum penalty for acts of this nature is five years in prison. A judgment could be rendered as early as Thursday. One of the indirect issues of the trial could also be the custody of their two twins, which is the subject of a separate procedure.
A hearing postponed to December
Thursday’s hearing, scheduled for the first time last December, had been postponed due to the absence of a witness suffering from Covid-19. The private life of the 2014 world champion is regularly in the front page of the German press. In early 2021, his last girlfriend Kasia Lenhardt, whom he had just left a few days earlier, was found dead in a Berlin apartment. Justice concluded that it was a suicide.
Jérôme Boateng was at that time traveling to Qatar with Bayern, where he was playing the Club World Cup. The footballer returned to Germany immediately. She also accused him of having abused her, before retracting, according to the Munich daily. Southgerman newspaper. It is therefore in a very delicate personal context that OL’s flagship rookie could possibly prepare his first official match with his new club, Sunday (8:45 p.m.) in Ligue 1 against Strasbourg.