Who was Kasia Lenhardt? Soccer star Jerome Boateng's model ex-girlfriend found dead a week after bitter breakup
Kasia Lenhardt, the model girlfriend of footballer Jerome Boateng, has been found dead inside an apartment in Berlin after the pair broke up. The 25-year-old had been in a relationship with Boateng for 15 months before they split on February 2. Their relationship reportedly ended on a very bad note with the two taking up to social media and the press to exchange blows. Lenhardt’s death has not been seen as suspicious, The Daily Mail reported. “Yesterday at around 8.30 p.m. there was a police operation in Charlottenburg on suspicion of suicide. A lifeless person was found in the home. There are no indications of third-party involvement,” a Berlin police spokesman stated.
The ex-Man City player had accused the Polish-born model and mother-of-one of ending his relationship with ex-girlfriend Rebecca and his family that included twins, a boy, and a girl, with another former partner. He had also alleged that Lenhardt blackmailed him to stay with her. While the woman claimed that the footballer was a “devil” and vowed to “speak up” and “fight back” after she had recovered from the break-up. Boateng, who now plays for Bayern Munich, first announced the split and said he was going to “take responsibility and act in the interests of [my] family”. He also apologized “to everyone I've hurt especially with my ex-girlfriend and our children”.
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Besides, in an interview with German newspaper Bild, Boateng had stated, “Kasia became my girlfriend by breaking the relationship with my ex-girlfriend Rebecca and my family and blackmailing me. So I decided to stick with Kasia and try to make it work. Even making the relationship with her public was due to pressure from Kasia to do so. It wasn't mine. During our relationship, Kasia often threatened to destroy me. She threatened to ruin my career and even try to make me lose my children. Kasia said she would do so by accusing me of beating her. She knew that my children's mother accused me of the same thing and that we have a lawsuit over it. Kasia contacted my children's mother and said she would help her in court. Everything just to destroy me.” The 32-year-old also alleged that Lenhardt took the help of fake social media profiles to attack him and “spread lies”. “I hope she gets help that she urgently needs,” he added.
But Lenhardt presented another side of the story as she alleged that she broke up with Boateng because of his “lies and constant infidelity”. In a social media post, she called her ex “the devil” and added: “I will definitely speak up, but I have to collect myself. Please give me time. I will fight back! Because I've never been so deceived, used and lied to. Give me a moment.”
Meanwhile, fellow model Sara Kulka posted a tribute for Lenhardt, who became famous after appearing in the TV show ‘Germany's Next Top Model’ in 2012, in an Instagram post. She posted a picture of herself with the deceased and wrote, “Rest in peace. You wonderful person, I miss you and would have loved to say goodbye. I hope you find your peace now and I hope the truth comes out now, I know how much you wished it would. I will never forget you, I don't know anyone who could laugh like you. I send a lot of strength to the family.” Lenhardt is survived by a son Noah, who is believed to be five years old. She shared Noah with a former partner that she broke up with three years ago.