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Nico Schulz settles domestic abuse case with €150,000 payment to ex-wife

29. February 2024
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Nico Schulz, the former Borussia Dortmund footballer, has concluded a significant legal battle in Germany by agreeing to a settlement that sees him compensating his ex-wife €150,000 for physical abuse.

This settlement comes after the Dortmund prosecutor's office charged Schulz with physical abuse on three separate occasions, following allegations made by his ex-wife in June 2022.   

The court ruled that Schulz must pay €150,000 in damages for the pain suffered by his ex-wife, in addition to €150,000 in charitable donations, with €30,000 allocated to institutions that protect women's rights. This decision draws a line under the allegations of domestic violence that have shadowed the footballer's career.   

Schulz, who has capped for the German national team 12 times, scoring two goals, had a promising career, playing not only for Dortmund but also for Hoffenheim and Hertha BSC. His involvement with model Nicole Poturalski, who was previously linked with Brad Pitt, has also been a subject of media attention.   

The settlement marks a critical juncture for Schulz, as he looks to move past the legal issues that have impacted his personal and professional life. Despite his current injury status, Schulz's future in professional football remains a subject of speculation, as he works towards rehabilitation and potentially reviving his career.
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