Jerome Boateng fined €1.8M for assaulting ex-girlfriend. [READ STORY]

Former Germany and Bayern Munich soccer player and Prince Boateng’s brother, Jérôme Boateng was found guilty of domestic violence against his former partner  Sherin Senler and ordered to pay her 1.8 million euros ($21.2 million) on Thursday.

It was the highest possible financial damages that could be imposed by the Munich District Court.

Testifying in court, the woman said Boateng had punched her, pulled her hair, bitten her on the head and insulted her during an altercation.

Boateng admitted in his testimony that tensions had escalated during a game of cards, and that they had argued. But he said she had become aggressive and insulting, hitting him and injuring his lip. When he tried to push her away from him, she fell. He said he had thrown a pillow against a table, and the lamp had fallen to the floor.

The public prosecutor had been looking for a suspended jail sentence of one and a half years and a fine of 1.5 million euros ($17.7 million).

Prosecutor Stefanie Eckert told the court that Boateng’s former partner Sherin Senler was a “victim of domestic violence” but also that Boateng was a “victim of their mutually toxic relationship.”

The hearing had been due to take place in December but was postponed because a witness was unable to appear.

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