Hertha BSC wants to elaborate on the allegations that investor Lars Windhorst discredited ex-president Werner Gegenbauer with a campaign. The association has commissioned a law firm to review the events.
Hertha BSC wants the allegations against Lars Windhorst to be “processed and assessed” by a law firm. The club announced this on Friday. In addition, the Bundesliga club asked the investor and his company Tennor for a “detailed statement”.
The ‘Financial Times’ announced on Thursday that Windhorst would have discredited ex-president Werner Gegenbauer in the power struggle with a targeted campaign. He hired an Israeli private detective agency for this, which, among others, would put Gegenbauer in a bad light on social media.
Hertha investor Windhorst would have launched a campaign against Gegenbauer
Hertha investor Lars Windhorst is said to have discredited ex-president Werner Gegenbauer in the power struggle at the time with a targeted campaign. Windhorst’s spokesman denied.Lake
Hertha also postpones media round with Bernstein
Against this background, Hertha BSC also postpones the media round of Tuesday, October 4, 2022 on the topic “100 days of Kay Bernstein’s presidency” to a new date. Hertha investor Lars Windhorst should have been present at this round. A new date will be communicated as soon as possible.
At the request of rbb|24, Windhorst announced through his spokesman Andreas Fritzenkötter that the allegations published in the “Financial Times” were “nonsense”. Werner Gegenbauer, who stepped down as Hertha president at the end of May, has not yet commented on the events.
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Complaint now withdrawn
According to the information, the events came to light because Windhorst’s company Tennor was allegedly sued by the Israeli detective agency “Shibumi Strategy Limited”. It concerns debts and unpaid premiums totaling five million euros for the campaign against Gegenbauer. The “Financial Times” report is based on Israeli court documents.
An author of the Financial Times article wrote on Twitter on Thursday that a few hours after the allegations against Windhorst’s company were published, Shibumi Strategy Limited’s lawsuit against Tennor in an Israeli court has ceased to exist.
A Tel Aviv court spokeswoman confirmed to the German news agency on Thursday that the lawsuit had been dropped on September 29.