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Former Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng found guilty of domestic violence

Boateng has been ordered to pay €1.8m in damages by the court.

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Former Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has been found guilty of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, per a spokesperson of a court in Munich (via The Athletic).

He has been ordered to pay his former partner 1.8 million euros in damages, the highest penalty that could be imposed by the Munich District Court. The 33-year-old footballer was charged with allegations of willful bodily harm and verbal abuse against Sherin Senler, the mother of their two children. Per the report, Boateng can still appeal the decision.

The prosecutor had originally been asking for a suspended jail sentence of one-and-half-years plus the fine. Prosecutor Stefanie Eckert told the court that Senler, Boateng’s former partner, was a “victim of domestic violence”, but also said that the footballer was a “victim of their mutually toxic relationship.”

Boateng, for his part, continues to deny all allegations. The defender no longer plies his trade in Germany, having moved to French side Lyon for the start of the 2021/2022 season. We will bring you any updates on this story as they emerge.