German police have raided the home of national team and Borussia Dortmund defender Nico Schulz after he was accused of kicking his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend in the stomach just a fortnight before she does not give birth to their child.
The 29-year-old former partner has filed a report for several alleged domestic violence complaints that allegedly took place in 2020.
German newspaper Bild has asked prosecutors to confirm that an investigation into the case has been opened, and Whatsapp messages obtained by the outlet see the woman telling the left-back: “You hit me when I was naked in my own apartment.”
It has also been claimed that Schulz, who denies all the allegations, “kicked his girlfriend in the stomach with his shod foot” which the prosecution alleges was an attempted termination of pregnancy.
Dortmund released a statement on Sunday confirming they had spoken to their player “regarding the criminal allegations” in the player’s private life.
“The player denies the criminal charges against him”, Dortmund took note, adding that Schulz had informed them that he would defend himself against the allegations “with the help of a lawyer and that he will also claim the presumption of innocence”.
“The allegations made, which Borussia Dortmund were not aware of until the media reported on them, weigh extremely heavily and are shocking for BVB,” he added. the club claimed, saying it took them “very seriously” and “to distance oneself from all forms of violence”.
“However, Borussia Dortmund is not a party to the proceedings and does not have access to the investigation files or to the criminal complaint that would have been filed,” he added. pointed out the Bundesliga giants.
“Given that this is an ongoing procedure in the early stages of the investigation and that the factual and legal situation of Borussia Dortmund is extremely unclear at this time, we are currently unable to take any reliable and legally certain decisions regarding employment law and disciplinary measures”, Dortmund also said.
“However, we reserve the right to do so at any time when we objectively know more. Borussia Dortmund will not comment further at this time,” he added. the club then finished.
On Dortmund’s books since 2019, Schulz was not part of new manager Edin Terzic’s squad for Saturday’s season-opening home win against Bayer Leverkusen and has been a fringe player in recent years.
Despite being a regular for his country at youth level, he only made his senior ‘Die Mannschaft’ debut aged 25 and hasn’t played for Germany since 2020 after picked up 12 caps and scored two goals.
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