The 34-year-old again rejects all allegations of being close to “right-wing extremists or nationalistic ideas”. She assumes a campaign against her.
Leipzig – After the scandal surrounding an alleged Nazi salute and after a search of her home, Ballermann singer Melanie Müller once again rejected the allegations.
“I didn’t show the “Hitler salute” I was given there,” said the 34-year-old at the request of the German Press Agency today. “I would like to point out that in the past 11 years I have not expressed myself in any way even remotely racist, right-wing extremist or in any other way anti-constitutional, have shown any gestures or even remotely expressed or approved such opinions.”
The state security department is investigating
The state security department of the Leipzig criminal police is investigating the singer on suspicion of using license plates of unconstitutional organizations. Such characteristics can be flags, badges, pieces of uniform, slogans and forms of greeting. Officials searched Müller’s house on Thursday.
In a video, which is also available to the public prosecutor’s office, it should be possible to see how the singer raises her right arm a few times during a performance in Leipzig in mid-September. Müller had previously rejected allegations and any proximity to “right-wing extremists or nationalist ideas”. The gesture means “Zicke zacke zicke zacke” and is an invitation to the audience.
The former jungle queen and “Celebrity Big Brother” winner emphasized that she was ready to work with the authorities. It is of course the task of the public prosecutor to investigate such allegations. However, she assumes a campaign against her “which primarily serves to denigrate me and damage my economic existence”. dpa