Academics rally to support Munich groper

The Süddeutsche Zeitung dedicated its letters page this weekend to supporters of Siegfried Mauser, the former rector of the Academy of Music who was found guilty of groping a resisting female colleague. His supporters include such eminent intellectuals as Hans Magnus Enzensberger and Michael Krüger.

Mauser has issued notice of appeal.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has attacked the supporters’ campaign, wondering how these ivory-tower academics could know more about the sexual assaults than 16 witnesses whose testimony the court believed. Doch der ehemalige Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule hat Berufung eingelegt. Und hat berühmte Unterstützer auf seiner Seite, die es aus irgendeinem Grund besser wissen als 16 Zeugen.

And more here.

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