A Berlin court fined German tennis player Alexander Zverev €450 thousand for attacking his ex-girlfriend. Zverev was accused of causing bodily harm during a dispute in May 2020, reports Bild.
Berlin prosecutors applied for the injunction in July. Under German law, public prosecutors use a fine order when they do not consider a trial necessary, for example when the case is relatively simple and there is compelling evidence in favor of the prosecution. The defendant has the right to challenge the penalty order, which will lead to a public trial.
Zverev denies the charges. His legal team will challenge the decision. The allegations against him were made by Brenda Patea, with whom he shares a child.