He allegedly then flung a small filled isotherm bag, which is said to have struck her, injuring her right upper arm, before he "insulted her once more, hit her and pulled her hair".
Germany's leader Angela Merkel got involved and invited Boateng to an event at the chancellery, where she made a point of telling Boateng's father, who was also there, "You have a great son, you can be proud" The son of a German mother and Ghanaian father, he found himself at the centre of a debate over integration when he was attacked for his skin colour by the leader of Germany's far-right party in 2016.
However, Boateng still hopes to add to his 73 international appearances under Loew's successor Hansi Flick, his former coach at Bayern Munich, who masterminded the Bavarian giants claiming a treble of titles in 2019/20.
After 10 successful years at Bayern Munich, the centre-back signed a two-year deal to join French Ligue 1 side Lyon last week on a free transfer, but is back in Munich to face the allegations in court.
His ex-girlfriend, influencer and model Kasia Lenhardt, was found dead having committed suicide in a Berlin flat in February while he was away playing for Bayern at the Club World Cup in Qatar..Read Full Story