Becker against Pocher, soon also in court: The civil lawsuit revolves around a contribution from the RTL program “Pocher – dangerously honest”.

Ex-tennis star Boris Becker, who is in a British prison, will go to court against TV comedian Oliver Pocher 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.

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 collected 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.