Tuesday March 16, 2021
“Crossing the Border” by Kim
Gerhard Schröder’s ex withdraws the lawsuit
Soyeon Schröder-Kim chats publicly in 2018 about the intimate life of her current husband and his ex-wife Doris Schröder-Köpf. The 57-year-old is not happy about this and files a lawsuit against Kim. Now she surprisingly withdraws it and also provides an explanation for her decision.
Doris Schröder-Köpf, the ex-wife of the former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, has surprisingly withdrawn a lawsuit against his new wife, Soyeon Schröder-Kim. As the magazine “Bunte” reported in a preliminary report, the hearing at the Hamburg district court, scheduled for March 19, is now a thing of the past. “I have decided to withdraw the lawsuit,” said Schröder-Köpf in a statement to the newspaper.
After a heart operation, she realigned her inner compass: “Being at peace is more important to me than getting justice.” Therefore, she does not want to “spend valuable life time dealing with this disturbing press conference in January 2018”. According to a court spokesman, the negotiation would have been about “right to cease and desist claims”, which the parties in the lawsuit and counterclaims would assert against each other.
Statements about the intimate life of the Schröders
In essence, the dispute is about statements by Schröder-Kim about the exact time and reason for the separation of the former chancellors. Kim claimed she wasn’t the reason Doris and Gerhard’s relationship went down. “At a press conference in Seoul, the girlfriend of the former Federal Chancellor spoke about the alleged family and even intimate life of the still married man – including the use of the bedroom,” said Schröder-Köpf, commenting on what happened at the time. For them that was a “Trump-like border crossing” was.
Gerhard Schröder and his third wife Doris married in 1997 and have been officially divorced since 2018. The former Chancellor met Soyeon Kim in 2015 when she was working as an interpreter at a meeting in South Korea. The 53-year-old was previously married to a cosmetic surgeon in Seoul and has a daughter with him. The wedding with Gerhard Schröder took place on May 2, 2018 in Seoul. Doris Schröder-Köpf has been in a relationship with Lower Saxony’s Interior Minister Boris Pistorius since 2016.