In April, Boris Becker was found guilty of four counts of hiding assets. Worth £2.5 million from his creditors. But he was freed before he had even completed a year in prison. Boris Becker, a tennis legend who was freed from prison this month, made some shocking revelations. About his time behind bars in his first public appearance.
Becker, who spent eight months in prison in the UK. Before being deported to Germany revealed that guards “did nothing” when he was threatened with death twice. Becker recounted his terrifying experience in an interview with German broadcaster Sat.1, during which he shed a few tears.
Becker provided specifics, noting that a prisoner he referred to as “John,” who was “extremely dangerous,” terrorized him constantly with threats to extort money.
Becker claimed that the prisoner, who was serving a 25-year sentence for multiple murders, “wanted my money and wanted to kill me.” In the second instance, a prisoner by the name of Ike had cornered Becker. Becker stated in the interview, “And then the next day Ike asked if I would accept his apology.” I could have turned it down. He was in the laundry when I ran into him.
He begged my forgiveness and threw himself to the ground. I gave him a hug and got him to his feet.
Becker, who was emotional at the time of sharing his experience, added: I also conveyed to him my deep respect for him. According to Becker, safety concerns prevented the prison governor from allowing German football manager Jürgen Klopp, who is currently in charge of Liverpool, to visit him.
Becker also mentioned that while he was in prison, his health suffered. He had to rely on a tight-knit group of other inmates. Whom he referred to as his “blood brothers,” for protection.
Becker stated that he was unable to communicate with his mother or any relatives outside of the UK, including his children.
Becker received an international phone card after the German ambassador intervened. In April, Becker was found guilty of four counts of hiding assets. Worth £2.5 million from his creditors, the 55-year-old was given a sentence of two and a half years. But he was freed before he had even completed a year in prison.
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