Moderator About Baker Process
“Boris didn’t rip off poor nanny”: Gottschalk defends Baker
Thomas Gottschalk and Boris Becker have known each other for many years and both belong to the German celebrity scene. Now the moderator comments on the bankruptcy process that Baker is currently going through.
A jury found Boris Baker guilty on four of 24 counts at Southwark Crown Court on Friday. They will have to wait till Friday, April 29, before guessing this. Only then will the judge announce a sentence for the former tennis star and it could end in imprisonment as well. His friend Thomas Gottschalk now commented on the allegations against the 54-year-old in an interview.
To moderator Gottschalk, Boris Becker’s process seems to be an emotional point. He told the daily newspaper “Bild”: “Boris did not bite any poor grandmother. In the worst case, some wealthy financier who wanted to adorn himself with tennis idol fame became a little poorer and it was obvious Roop was a bad investment. My sympathy for him has limits.”
Baker faces up to seven years in prison for delaying bankruptcy. The court accused the former Wimbledon winner of concealing portions of his exact assets in bankruptcy proceedings against his bankruptcy administrator Mark Ford.
Thomas Gottschalk: “He made more mistakes when it came to money and women”
Baker himself had to prepare for several days in the courthouse of Southwark Crown Court for the verdict. The jury had given a total of three days to deliver its verdict. He was later found guilty on four counts. Baker’s defense argued that his client had no accurate information about his assets and did not look after his own finances.
Thomas Gottschalk also suspects Baker’s ignorance: “When we learned in school that you can’t spend anything you don’t have, little Boris threw tennis balls over the net. In terms of money and women, he Made more mistakes than tennis. Court,” admits the moderator to the daily newspaper. Ex “Waton, slave…?” The moderators are also critical of public sympathy: “The audience previously applauded his successes and is now intoxicated by his downfall.”
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