The incident is now around half a year ago. According to the attacker's lawyer, the attack on comedian Oliver Pocher on the sidelines of a boxing match in Dortmund at the end of March could soon be heard in court. The public prosecutor's office has brought charges that his client is accused of intentional bodily harm, said lawyer Burkhard Benecken on Saturday. "Ruhr Nachrichten" and "Bild" had previously reported about it. A spokesman for the Dortmund public prosecutor's office could not confirm the indictment on Saturday.
Pocher was attacked by the man in March during a boxing match by Felix Sturm in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle, where he was sitting in the front row. Videos show the attacker - a social media personality - punching him in the face without warning (stern reported).
According to lawyer Benecken, his client is accused of a strong blow to the head, which is said to have caused severe pain, ear damage, hearing impairment and balance disorders. His client regrets the act very much today, he said. He doesn't want to be a bad role model for young people, but wants to convey: "Violence is always the wrong tool."