Trial: Oliver Pocher slapped: fine for fat comedy

Two years after an attack on Oliver Pocher on the sidelines of a boxing match in Dortmund, the rapper Fat Comedy has been sentenced to a fine.

Trial: Oliver Pocher slapped: fine for fat comedy

Two years after an attack on Oliver Pocher on the sidelines of a boxing match in Dortmund, the rapper Fat Comedy has been sentenced to a fine. The Dortmund district court decided that the defendant had to pay 120 daily rates of 15 euros for intentional bodily harm. The judgment is not final and appeals are possible.

Fat Comedy apologized “from the bottom of my heart” to Pocher. He made a “huge mistake” that he regrets. This applies to the slap itself and also to the video of the act that a friend made for him at the time - and to other postings that he spread about it on social media, the defendant described in a statement presented by his defense lawyer. He actually just wanted to make a “verbal announcement” to Pocher, but then anger arose in him and he threw the punch.

The public prosecutor's office had argued for a suspended prison sentence of ten months. Pocher appeared as a witness and co-plaintiff. His lawyer had called for a prison sentence for Fat Comedy. His attack was by no means spontaneous, but was planned in advance, as evidenced by the commissioned filming of the crime. Pocher also became a victim in two respects given the “humiliating display” of the slap on the Internet and numerous postings by the defendant. The video, which shows the attacker punching the comedian in the face without warning, is said to have been viewed millions of times.

As a witness, Pocher reported that the situation was unclear at the time; he did not know whether further blows would follow, whether Fat Comedy had a knife with him or whether other perpetrators might be lying in wait for him in the hall. The 46-year-old spoke of a “certain life-threatening situation”. Pocher said he was treated for tinnitus with cortisone injections.

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