First reports from composer rape trial

The trial opened in Munich this morning of Hans-Jürgen von Bose, 66, well-known composer and former professor at the music academy. He denied all charges.

From a report in Bild:

The Munich public prosecutor’s office accuses him of triple rape of an ex-partner (36) in 2006 and 2007. This is the second sex scandal surrounding the renowned music academy, following the trials against ex-president Siegfried Mauser (66).

Looking back: in April 2015, SEK officers stormed the Munich flat of Hans-Jürgen von B. His ex-partner had reported him and declared that he had weapons in the house. The investigators found cocaine and other narcotics as well as drugs, a gas pistol – and a student (26) of the professor in the basement. She offered resistance.

They also found a kind of timetable, which she apparently had to follow. According to the investigation files it is meticulously listed: When she should clean the house, when she can go to university, when she should have sex with B. and other men. Apparently, the student had subordinated herself to the professor as a kind of sex slave.

…Just under ten years earlier, in 2006, B. met his ex-partner, who now accuses him of rape. She is the sister of a student whom B. was mentoring at the time. They got closer, and it quickly became bizarre. According to the indictment, B. is said to have forced the young woman, who now lectures at a university, to stay awake by injecting her with cocaine. These accusations are now at issue in the trial at the Munich Regional Court.

… At the trial on Friday, Hans-Jürgen von B. spoke out on the accusations, denying having raped his ex-partner. On the fringes of the trial, he also explained to BILD: ‘The sex was always consensual.’ He had also denied the assaults to the police.

He had had a love affair with the woman. The sex was to ‘very special tastes’. He was basically shocked by the accusations, as his ex-partner had wanted to move into a house with him and start a family.

Hans-Jürgen von B. has been suspended since 2015, and has also been retired since 2018. He lives with the student who was found in the cellar during the house search. He now has a child with her.
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  • How can it be that the Germans don’t understand consensual master-slave relationships, when Hegel made a whole philosophy out of it.

    Nothing to gawk at, move on, everyone.

    Jealous ex claims rape years after the fact. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

    • “How can it be that the Germans don’t understand consensual master-slave relationships, when Hegel made a whole philosophy out of it. ”

      Maybe it’s more about the “abuse of power” kind of thing going on here? Crazy idea, I know.

      • “Maybe it’s more about the “abuse of power” kind of thing going on here? Crazy idea, I know…”

        Crazy idea? In the classical music world? I don’t think so. It’s the norm, in one shape or another.

        Still, it’s a horrific case, if true – and also fascinating.

        FM

  • Fodder for a movie script — regarding which people would say, “That could never happen in real life …”

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