German football player Jerome Boateng was fined €1.8M after being convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Boateng, 33, who is also Germany’s 2014 World Cup winner, was fined on Thursday by a court in Munich after being found guilty of assaulting his former partner three years ago.
This comes after his conviction of wilful bodily harm and insulting his former girlfriend Sherin Senler. After the judge gave his verdict, the footballer rushed out of the courtroom and drove off in an SUV.
Prosecutor Stefanie Eckert had called for a suspended 18-month prison sentence and a fine of 1.5 million euros for what she described as a ‘toxic relationship’. The player attacked the mother of his twin daughters during a Caribbean holiday in 2018.
His ex-girlfriend revealed that he caused her to lose her breath for a moment during a heated argument whilst on holiday. The incident happened just weeks after the World Cup in Russia. While providing evidence, Boateng’s former partner described how he ‘pressed against my eye with his thumb, bit me in the head and pulled me to the floor by my hair.’
She went on to share that Boateng repeatedly insulted her and hit her on the back with ‘one strong punch and several light punches. That’s when I lost my breath for a moment.’
Elsewhere, the former couple are also facing an ongoing legal dispute over custody of their twin daughters, who currently live with Boateng.