Dark clouds do not stop following Rammstein’s lead singer, Till Lindemann. 2023 has been one of the worst years in Lindemann’s life. While Lindemann is dealing with the Shelby Lynn case, a new player has joined the game. Did Till Lindemann have a relationship with a 15-year-old girl?
We have published many articles about the Shelby Lynn vs. Till Lindemann case. Another publication that followed the case closely was Spiegel, which Till Lindemann’s lawyers have tried to silence. Two days ago Spiegel came up with new allegations.
According to Spiegel, when Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann was 47 years old, he had a relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Of course, this is not just Spiegel’s claim. According to the woman, who was 15 at the time and is now 28, she had sexual intercourse with Till Lindemann several times when she was 15. But she also said that Lindemann did not force her to have a relationship.
This secret love affair lasted a long time
According to Rollingstone, the woman claims that she met the Rammstein singer not only when she was 15, but again in 2016, when she was 21. Since she was 21 at the time of this meeting, the relationship was not a problem. According to her, the relationship lasted until 2019.
One question that comes to mind is, why did she wait so long to come forward? When asked, she said it was because she realized that her sexual relationship with Lindemann was damaging to her at the time and in the long run and that after numerous allegations of harassment surfaced last month, she was disturbed that other members of the group remained silent and unresponsive, even though they knew about many of the incidents.
What does the German law say about this situation?
According to sections 176 and 176a of the Criminal Code, ” sexual acts on, in front of, or with a child under 14 years of age are considered abuse, are prohibited, and are punishable by not inconsiderable imprisonment, depending on the severity of the case.”
Also punishable is sex with juveniles under the age of 16 if persons over the age of 21 take advantage of the victim’s lack of capacity for sexual self-determination in the process.
According to the paragraph “Promotion of Sexual Acts of Minors Section 180 (1) of the Criminal Code,” anyone who “procures sexual acts in front of or on a girl or boy under the age of 16 or creates opportunities for them and thus directly supports them is liable to prosecution.”
Of course, the fact that the girl was not forced and gave her consent makes the decision difficult.
We will continue to bring you updates on this matter.
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