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Wedding bills served up to Boris Becker

The Local · 13 Jan 2012, 07:00

Published: 13 Jan 2012 07:00 GMT+01:00

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Multi-millionaire Becker had refused to pay the minister the 9,600 francs (€7,927) he charged for marrying him to Dutch model Sharley Kerssenberg in St. Moritz, Switzerland, complaining it was nearly five times his regular charge of 2,000 francs (€1,651).

"It's a question of principle," he said at a hearing in October last year.

But the Swiss court in Zug where Becker lives said he had to pay - although the judge also ordered the pastor who carried out the June 2009 ceremony to pay towards the ex-sportsman's legal expenses, ATS news agency reported on Thursday.

The minister has been ordered to contribute up to 2,935 francs (€1,977) towards Becker's lawyer fees after the court found he had not provided an itemized bill or fully proven his expenses, ATS reported.

The pastor said he charged more than usual because of the extra work he had to put in for the wedding, including television interviews and trips to Zurich to meet a gospel singer.

The wedding, the three-times Wimbledon champion's second, took place in front of 200 guests at the upmarket ski resort and was screened by German television channel RTL to which the ex-player had sold the rights.

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11:05 January 13, 2012 by twisted
Greed works in both directions.
11:33 January 13, 2012 by zeddriver

I do agree with you. But, Boris could have been the bigger person and worked out a deal. I.E. Boris could have said he would pay the ministers normal fee. But the additional moneys the minister requested could have been put towards the general church operating funds as a donation. And for Becker to have sold the rights to televise ones own wedding. That says a lot about his personality & greed. I'm sure the money made from his TV reality wedding fees would have covered the ministers fees and probably paid for most of the wedding. Yes, Maybe the minister was very slightly greedy. At least the minister will be able to lay his head on a pillow at bed time without having to first remove it from his bottom. Like Herr Becker.
20:58 January 13, 2012 by nemo999
His regular charge is 2000 Franc, it must be some hell of service that he provides.
22:41 January 13, 2012 by zeddriver

Hell of a service? I though he was supposed to keep you out of hell.

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