Gil Ofarim’s lawyer hopes for acquittal – the musician sticks to his presentation
Musician Gil Ofarim faces libel charges after accusing a hotel employee of making anti-Semitic remarks. The hotel manager concerned compares the case to a “hurricane”. Ofarim’s lawyer says: The musician sticks to his story.
DGil Ofarim’s media lawyer, Markus Hennig, is hoping for his client’s acquittal. Hennig told the NDR media magazine “Zapp”. At the end of March, the public prosecutor’s office in Leipzig filed a complaint against Ofarim – for false suspicion and defamation.
The Leipzig Regional Court must now decide whether to clear the charges and open the main proceedings. Ofarim had accused an employee of the “Westin” hotel in Leipzig of having made anti-Semitic remarks. The Leipzig public prosecutor’s office has now stopped investigating the employee.
When asked why there were no further objections to closing the investigation against the hotel employee, attorney Hennig explained: what he considers unacceptable at the today’s era.”
When asked in the interview if Ofarim is still sticking to his original presentation at this point, he replied, “You can assume that.”
The manager of the “Westin” hotel in Leipzig, Andreas Hachmeister, also returned to the waves of indignation after Ofarim’s allegations against NDR magazine: “It was a hurricane that hit us.” could hardly be controlled. In addition to media requests, calls for hatred were also on the agenda: “For me personally, part of my life has changed.”
The NDR media magazine “Zapp” had already dealt with the case of Gil Ofarim in early March 2022 as part of the documentary series “Ver judged on the Internet” and traced the waves of indignation on the Internet. The indictment by the prosecution was the reason for the continuation of the documentation.