In the separation dispute between comedian Oliver Pocher and his wife Amira, the motivational coach Biyon Kattilathu spoke out publicly for the first time and denied an allegedly closer relationship with Amira. "On my alleged romantic relationship with Amira: That's not true! We didn't have a romantic relationship, we don't have a romantic relationship," Kattilathu said in a YouTube video on Friday evening. To support his statement, he referred to the judicial review of the matter - and said: "The court has decided."
In recent weeks, Pocher had publicly accused the motivational coach of having a romantic relationship with Amira several times and parodied him as “Dalai Karma”. Most recently, the 45-year-old appeared in this role, accompanied by the camera, on the sidelines of Kattilathus' performance in Euskirchen and sought direct confrontation.
In the statement, Kattilathu also referred to the affidavit he submitted. "Making a false statement carries heavy penalties. This is not something you do on a whim, but only if you have a clear conscience and if you are absolutely convinced of the truth." At the beginning of his video, the podcaster explained that there is a point when you have to say something, "especially when certain boundaries are exceeded."
Amira Pocher had already described an affair with Kattilathu as “total nonsense” in the “Bunte” interview in November. "It is true that Biyon and I have worked together on various professional projects and most recently spoke about a joint podcast." She is single, said the podcaster.
The headlines of the past few weeks have shown her that the separation from Pocher was “simply the right thing”. Oliver and Amira Pocher announced their separation at the end of August; they had been a couple since 2016, married since 2019 and have two sons together.
But the rumors about the alleged love affair with Amira Pocher weren't the only thing that was bothering the coach. In the YouTube video he also commented on the reports that cast doubt on his doctoral thesis. “It hit me because I know how much heart and soul I put into it,” he says of the accusation that he had copied the work. "I had my university check the whole thing again and thank God I didn't make any mistakes unintentionally." Here too he has a clear conscience.
The last few weeks have also made him think. Instead of concentrating as usual on what makes people happier, Kattilathu was confronted with unhappy people every day. "People who throw dirt because they themselves are dissatisfied." One thing particularly hurt him: "Media that use images from the intensive care unit to harm us as a family." The recordings in question come from the time his son was born. It was a difficult time that was now being exploited. The motivational coach hopes that his statement will bring clarity to everyone – and a little more understanding.