THAT’S RICH: Jailbird Becker Sues Prank TV Show Over Spoof Cash Appeal

Jailed tennis star Boris Becker is suing a German comedian over a TV prank for a fake fund-raising appeal where he was duped into accepting cash.

The two-time Wimbledon champ, serving two and a half years behind bars for fraud, appeared in a sketch by comic Oliver Pocher.

Boris, he claims, thought he was receiving an award for his fashion sense.

The German tennis star Boris Becker will allegedly continue to work as a tennis expert and will comment on tennis from prison in London. (Newsflash)

But what he did not know, he says, is that the trophy was full of cash from a spoof fundraiser run by the comedian called ‘Make Boris Rich Again’.

Becker was jailed in April after being found guilty of hiding assets worth GBP 2.5 million to cheat creditors during his bankruptcy.

The case against Pocher, 44, is due to open at Offenburg district court, Baden-Wurttemberg state, southern Germany, on 26th July.

German comedian, entertainer, television personality and host Oliver Pocher, 44, who tennis legend Boris Becker, 54, has sued. (Newsflash)

According to reports, Becker wants to ban Pocher from screening an episode of his RTL show ‘Pocher – Dangerously Honest’ where he tricked him.

In the show, a campaign for donations was launched under the title ‘Make Boris Rich Again’.

During the show, Becker was shown receiving what he thought was a genuine award for his stylish clothes.

German comedian, entertainer, television personality and host Oliver Pocher, 44, who tennis legend Boris Becker, 54, has sued. (Newsflash)

Instead, it was just a prank and the trophy -unknown to Becker – was full of cash from the fake appeal.

A court spokesperson said: “The plaintiff did not know that the prize was created and awarded to the plaintiff for the sole purpose of sending him the collected cash amount – hidden in the prize trophy.”

The spokesperson added that neither Becker nor Pocher need to appear in person.

Boris Becker’s mother Elvira Pisch, aged 86, who fears she will never see her son again after he was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on charges of hiding assets, related to his 2017 bankruptcy in April 2022. (Newsflash)

This is just as well for the disgraced tennis star, who is locked up in Huntercombe prison near Henley-on-Thames, UK.

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