Jerome Boateng Fined £1.5m After Being Convicted of Biting, Punching and Spitting Blood
Former Manchester City footballer Jerome Boateng has been fined £1.5 million by a court in Munich after being found guilty of biting and punching his ex-girlfriend.
Wearing a navy suit in the dock alongside his lawyer Kai Walden, the former Manchester City and Bayern Munich defender, Boateng appeared in court to face the allegations levelled against him earlier on Thursday.
The German star, was convicted of assaulting his ex-fiancée Sherin Senler during a Caribbean holiday three years ago but avoided a potential five-year jail term.
Ms Senler, who is the mother of his twin daughters, told the court on Thursday that Boateng bit her and spat blood in her face and punched her in the kidney so hard she could not breathe.
Boateng, who left Bayern this summer after a decade at the club, had earlier denied all the allegations made against him as he testified for almost two hours on Thursday. The footballer claimed that he was the one who was attacked, telling the court that his Ms Senler had become aggressive and insulting towards him, and hit him – injuring his lip.
He was then handed the £1.5 million fine, the highest possible financial damages that could be imposed by the Munich District Court.
Boateng was also convicted of causing dangerous bodily harm to Senler and insulting her in an incident in 2018 while they were on holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.
It was reported that Boateng, who now plays for Lyon, is alleged have ‘thrown a small glass candle holder’ at Senler while away on holiday although his representatives have consistently maintained that the accusations are based on unproven claims from a third party.