Rammstein: In dubio pro reo – the search for the truth

Published On: 12.June.2023Categories: Legal3 min read
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Christina Schröder writes about legal topics for the Love & Law Blog at Recht 24/7.

The serious accusations against Rammstein singer Till Lindemann, made by several women, have made high waves. It’s about the use of knockout drops, alcohol and sexual acts. Now the singer announces that he will take legal action against the accusations and has chosen a renowned law firm to represent him.

Allegations or truth?

The singer himself went into attack mode: The allegations are “untrue without exception,” and “we will immediately take legal action against the individuals for all allegations of this nature,” according to a press release.

According to the press release from lawyers Simon Bergmann and Christian Schertz, Till Lindemann intends to take action against both the women who made the allegations and some of the reporting media.

In many cases, there was a failure to research and gather sufficient evidence. In addition, the requirement for balanced and objective reporting was violated. In most cases, Lindemann was sustainably prejudged, which is inadmissible. In addition, it failed to obtain a statement from Lindemann. “If the principles of suspicion reporting have been violated, we will also take legal action against these violations,” the law firm announces.

What happens next?

In the meantime, Lindemann is already facing consequences: According to media reports, several advertising and contractual partners have terminated the cooperation, including Rossmann , the publisher Kiepenheuer & Witsch and the poker platform “GGPoker”.

The search for the truth in this case is still ongoing. Till Lindemann has sent a clear message: He is ready to defend himself against the accusations and to prove his innocence.

It remains to be seen how the case will develop. The truth must come to light to allow for a fair assessment. Till Lindemann is counting on the legal process to prove his innocence and restore his reputation.

This is what the principle in dubio pro reo states.

It is important that this case is thoroughly investigated and that all parties involved are given the opportunity to present their views. Only through a comprehensive and objective investigation can the truth come to light and just decisions be made.

The principle of “in dubio pro reo” is an important legal principle that states: when in doubt, give the accused the benefit of the doubt. This principle applies in many legal systems around the world and ensures that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This principle serves to protect the rights of the accused and ensure that the presumption of innocence is upheld. It places the burden of proof on the prosecution to prove the guilt of the accused beyond a reasonable doubt.

The principle of “in dubio pro reo” is thus an important cornerstone of a fair legal system. It ensures that no one is convicted on mere suspicions or unproven accusations. It gives protection to the accused and enables a fair and objective assessment of a case.

Especially in a digital and fast-moving world, where anyone can address a large audience via social media, it is important to preserve the presumption of innocence and avoid wrongful convictions. In the spirit of a fair rule of law, the investigation of facts and circumstances must always come first.

We are staying on the ball and will continue to report.