Hertha BSC wants to work up the allegations that investor Lars Windhorst should have discredited ex-president Werner Gegenbauer with a campaign. The association has commissioned a law firm to assess the events.
Hertha BSC wants to have the allegations against Lars Windhorst “worked up 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” made public on Thursday that Windhorst is said to have discredited ex-President Werner Gegenbauer in the power struggle at the time with a targeted campaign. He hired an Israeli private detective agency to do this, which, among other things, was supposed to put Gegenbauer in a bad light on social media.
Hertha investor Windhorst is said to have commissioned 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.more
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Against this background, Hertha BSC is also postponing the media round on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 on the subject of “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 promptly, it is said.
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 resigned 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Complaint now withdrawn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’s about debts and unpaid premiums totaling five million euros for the campaign against Gegenbauer. The report of the “Financial Times” is based on Israeli court documents.
An author of the article in the Financial Times 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 is no longer in existence.
A spokeswoman for the Tel Aviv court confirmed to the German Press Agency on Thursday that the lawsuit had been withdrawn on September 29.