Jonas Kaufmann fight goes on trial at the Old Baileymain
A man is on trial at the Central Criminal Court in London after allegedly ramming disabled woman with her wheelchair in a dispute over seat space at the Wigmore Hall. The incident took place during a Jonas Kaufmann recital in January this year.
Graham Kern, 57, is supposed to have told Alison Harvey ‘I’m not moving’ when she asked him to allow her into the disabled space. Ms Harvey said she had attended ‘hundreds of concerts’ at the Wigmore Hall and never had a seating problem before. ‘I regarded it like a home,’ she told the jury.
Mr Kern denied the assault. The trial continues.
The sold-out Kaufmann recital earned rave reviews.
photo (c) Ken Howard
UPDATE: The verdict.