Jerome Boateng has denied allegations of assault against his former partner Sherin Senler.
Boateng appeared in court in Munich District Court on Thursday over allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend Senler in July 2018 when the pair were on a vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Lyon defender told the court he did not injury Senler as he is charged with allegations of dangerous bodily harm and verbal abuse against his ex-girlfriend whom they have two children.
The 33-year-old told the court his former partner had become aggressive and insulting during a dispute after a game of cards. He said she hit him and injured his lip, and that she fell when he tried to push her away. He disputed throwing a lantern at her but said it fell when he threw a cushion at a table.
Boateng signed for Lyon on a free transfer after he turned down a new contract from Germany giants Bayern Munich.