Becker against Pocher, soon also in court. Boris Becker starts a civil lawsuit against the comedian Oliver Pocher. It’s about a contribution from the RTL program “Pocher – dangerously honest”.

Boris Becker seems to be cleaning up his life from the British prison, and that includes going to court with comedian Oliver Pocher. The two men have always had problems with each other in the past, now Becker wants to put a stop to Pocher’s jokes. Ex-tennis star Boris Becker reported him and is now taking Oliver Pocher to court on July 26. The civil lawsuit will be heard at the Offenburg district court, as a judicial spokesman announced on Tuesday.

The two do not have to appear in person, which would also be difficult in the case of Beckers: he is currently in prison in Great Britain because he concealed millions in assets from his insolvency administrators. A first court date in Offenburg in May had been postponed.

Boris Becker is suing Oliver Pocher for an injunction

Among other things, Becker wants to ensure that Pocher is no longer allowed to show a TV report from the RTL program “Pocher – dangerously honest”. In this, Pocher had duped the tennis player. A call for donations was launched under the slogan “Make Boris rich again”. According to the court, the article shows that Becker also received the money – but without knowing it: the money was incorporated into a supposed fashion prize that Becker was awarded on the show.

“The plaintiff did not know that the prize was created and awarded to the plaintiff for the sole purpose of sending him the cash amount hidden in the prize trophy,” explained a court spokeswoman. According to her, the case is about dry press law issues. A verdict that day is unlikely.

Boris Becker’s lawyer, Samy Hammad, told the “Bild Zeitung”: “We are demanding that Pocher cease to exist. It’s about the unauthorized sending of film material. Boris Becker was ridiculed. Even if my client is a person of public life, he also has personal rights that were violated here. This has nothing to do with permitted satire. There is a fine line between charming jokes and impudence. Oliver Pocher has once again left this fine line in the wrong direction. “

Sources: dpa, image