Gil Ofarim is currently on trial in Leipzig.Image: IMAGO/Christian Grube
It is now the fifth day that musician Gil Ofarim has had to answer to the Leipzig regional court for accusations of defamation, false suspicions and false statements. The process has already been accompanied by some flaws and strangeness.
There were some delays due to technical glitches. Gil Ofarim’s testimony could not take place at the beginning of the trial due to lack of documents. It had to be postponed.
There were also several unplanned outages on Wednesday. One of Ofarim’s four defense lawyers had to leave the courtroom for a while because he complained of severe pain.
When a video was about to play, the judge quickly suggested, “Would it help them to walk up and down while the video was playing?” The defense lawyer accepted the suggestion and withdrew from the courtroom for a while. It would not be the last incident.
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Technology leaves judges desperate
After several witnesses were interviewed on Wednesday and additional video material was viewed and discussed, things continued on Thursday, the fifth day of the trial. Witnesses were invited again, video and photo material was viewed and discussed.
Gil Ofarim is accused in the trial.Image: IMAGO/Christian Grube
At one point in the room, an image is examined and various details are discussed. The forensic expert gives his assessment and analyzes the video from the hotel lobby. However, as “focus.de” reports, technology suddenly went on strike at 2:15 pm when one of Ofarim’s lawyers wanted to ask a question.
It turns out that the judge accidentally took a screenshot; it cannot restart the viewer. A bailiff rushes to help and luckily manages to remedy the situation. However, the further course is also hilly
At some point, the size of the Star of David in the photo must be compared to that of a ring, which is why a note-taker acts with a ruler. She seems to be having a hard time, so a tentative conclusion from “focus.de” is: “It’s a bit chaotic right now.” There is even talk of a “slapstick scene”.
Gil Ofarim: Manager has a say
At the beginning of the test day, an artist manager first gives his opinion. Among other things, she talks about the Instagram video the musician posted after the incident. “Gil told me on the phone that he wanted to do a live broadcast. I talked him out of it. I’m not a fan of doing something like that out of emotion,” she clarified.
The fifth day of the trial in the Ofarim case took place on November 16th.Image: IMAGO/Christian Grube
She didn’t see the video until the next morning. Gil Ofarim did not inform her about the upload. Her bad premonition at this moment: “I knew something was going to happen to us and I was in shock. I felt really sorry for it.”
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