Former tennis pro Boris Becker has challenged the court ruling in the legal dispute with TV comedian Oliver Pocher. A spokesman for the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court confirmed to the German Press Agency that Becker's legal counsel had appealed last week.
Becker (55) failed in mid-November with a civil lawsuit against Pocher (44) at the Offenburg district court. The court argued at the time that the ex-tennis star was not violated in his personal rights by a TV report from the RTL program “Pocher – dangerously honest” from October 2020. According to his lawyer, Becker demanded that the post no longer be sent and deleted from the Internet.
Neither Pocher nor Becker, who is in a British prison for concealing parts of his assets during his personal bankruptcy, had to appear in court in Offenburg, Baden. According to British media reports, Becker's release and immediate deportation is imminent. There is no official confirmation of this yet.
According to the court, a call for donations was started in the disputed television program. It can therefore be seen that Becker also received the three-digit euro amount – but without knowing about it. The money was hidden in a supposed fashion prize that Becker was awarded on the show.