One speaker described Xavier Naidoo as an anti-Semite in a lecture. The case went to the Federal Constitutional Court. This now confirmed: The designation was legal.
Karlsruhe – The pop singer Xavier Naidoo was allowed to be described as an anti-Semite in a scientific lecture. With a decision published on Wednesday, the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe overturned the conviction for omission by the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Nuremberg.
The case is based on a situation from 2017. At that time, a speaker from the Amadeu Antonio Foundation called the former DSDS juror an anti-Semite in a lecture. Xavier Naidoo then sued the person in 2017. At first the singer got right. The Federal Constitutional Court decided differently and agreed that the interpreter of “This Way” could be described as an anti-Semite in the lecture.
The OLG Nuremberg had previously prohibited the designation. At that time, the reason for the injunction judgment was that the speaker had not been able to sufficiently substantiate her allegation. According to Tagesspiegel , she is said to have referred to his lyrics at the time. The decision of the Federal Constitutional Court published on Wednesday now overturns the judgment of the Nuremberg Higher Regional Court. The OLG did not take sufficient account of the importance and scope of freedom of expression. (han / AFP)