Jerome Boateng, a Ghanaian-German defender, has been in court in Munich to defend himself against allegations of assault against his ex-life partner Sherin Senler.
The 33-year-old player has been accused of causing bodily damage to Sherin Senler, the mother of his twin daughters, sometime in 2018.
According to the information acquired, the former Manchester City and Bayern Munich defender appeared in court on Thursday, September 9, 2021, to face the charges leveled against him.
If found guilty, he may face a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Boateng, who currently plays for Lyon in France, is said to have ‘tossed a little glass flame holder’ at Senler while on vacation, according to German newspaper Bild.
His agents have consistently maintained that the claims are based on problematic situations brought in by an outsider, but the details remain a mystery. Jerome Boateng has also refuted all of the allegations made against him.
The Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office No. 1 has been investigating the incident for a long time, and despite the fact that charges were filed under the supervision of a district court on February 11, 2019, it has taken until now to get the case to court due to some delays.
Jerome Boateng and his prior sweetheart have two children together after dating for over a decade. The District Court was said to have viewed video proof of the alleged attack, but processes were pulled back after the Covid incident in Europe in March.