Back in May 2020, boxer Tom Schwarz avoided a 10-year prison sentence and paid just over $2,700 after breaking his ex-fiancee’s jaw in three places. The woman required three operations, four plates, and 16 screws to fix her jaw.
Last weekend, Schwarz was set to get back in the ring, but two women wanted to make sure nobody forgot what he did. Two women jumped on stage without shirts and had “End male violence” and “Support Tessa” written across their chests.
Via Daily Star:
“According to German publication Bild, the two women, who had “End male violence” and “Support Tessa” written across their breasts, charged at Schwarz before the fight to protest against him, yelling “no stage for perpetrators”. Schwarz was taking part in his first boxing match since being charged with dangerous bodily harm against his former girlfriend, named Tessa.
The reports says the 27-year-old heavyweight avoided a prison sentence of up to 10 years in lieu of a €2,500 payment to the state treasury. Despite the lenient punishment, it was proven during the trial that he broke his ex-fiancee’s jaw three times in May 2020.”
The women were Klara Martens and Hellen Langhorst and they are activists from the Femen organization.
Martens to BILD: “This action was important to us because we are committed to combating violence against women. Since there were hardly any penalties from the legal side, we wanted to expose him publicly and show that his actions will not be forgotten.”