Becker takes on role as African diplomat to block bankruptcy
BORIS Becker is fighting his bankruptcy battle by claiming diplomatic immunity as an ambassador to the Central African Republic.
The German tennis legend, 50, was appointed the former French colony’s
Sports and Culture Attache in April and will be given an office in its Brussels embassy.
Becker was declared bankrupt last year because he allegedly owes money to a Londonbased private bank.
His lawyer Ben Emmerson QC has now lodged a writ with the High Court. Becker said in a statement: “I have now asserted diplo- matic immunity in order to bring this farce to an end, so that I can start to rebuild my life.” He also said he would be seeking compensation.
Becker added: “I am immensely proud of my appointment as the Sports and Culture Attache.
“My diplomatic role allows me to give something meaningful back to sports supporters in one of the poorest parts of the world.”
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