The German soccer player Jérôme Boateng saw his conviction for physical assault on his ex-partner ratified on Wednesday, in an appeal sentence in the Munich regional court in a process instructed for gender violence. The former German international must pay a sanction of 120 installments of 10,000 euros per month -that is, a total of 1.2 million euros- for "insulting, hitting and injuring" his then partner in 2018.
The decision of the Munich court follows the appeal filed by the player against a first conviction for ill-treatment, issued in September 2021 for ill-treatment, a sentence that was also appealed by the Prosecutor's Office and the footballer's ex-partner.
In that 2021 sentence, Jérôme Boateng, 34, was sentenced to pay 1.8 million euros to his partner. The court found it proven that Boateng insulted, hit and bit his girlfriend at a luxury vacation home in the Caribbean in 2018, causing injuries to his face.
The former German international, world champion in 2014, currently plays at Olympique de Lyon, after having played from 2011 to 2021 at Bayern Munich. The assaulted woman is the mother of her two twin daughters, and both have disputed custody of her in court.