Skip to comments.Starís HIV rap ( German Pop Figure Charged infecting with HIV)
Posted on 08/17/2010 7:14:33 PM PDT by Candor7
GIRLBAND singer famed across the continent was dramatically put on trial for GBH yesterday - for giving a lover HIV.
Top pop star Nadja Benaissa, 28 - whose group is Germany's equivalent of Girls Aloud - admitted failing to tell a string of men she bedded that she had the virus.
The chart beauty - accused of deliberately putting them at risk - faces up to ten years in jail if convicted in a trial that yesterday gripped Germany.
She told a judge: "I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart."
Benaissa, one of the country's most famous personalities, was handcuffed in front of concert fans in Frankfurt and led away by cops last year after one of three men she exposed to the virus pressed charges.
No Angels ... Nadja, right, and bandmates Like Girls Aloud, her band No Angels was formed in a TV talent contest - the smash-hit continental show Popstars.
The group sold five million albums before splitting, only to reform for Eurovision - coming 23rd in 2008. Mum-of-one Benaissa insisted at her trial in Darmstadt she only kept her illness secret to spare her little girl social stigma - and that she never meant to infect anyone.
She claimed: "It was said to me that the probability of me passing on the virus was practically zero.
"I also concealed the fact that I was infected to my acquaintances. I did not want my daughter to be branded by this. I told the band members because I trusted them.
"I never made it public because I thought that would mean the end of the band."
Two former lovers escaped catching HIV, but the third has the virus.
He told the court yesterday: "I have been told by my doctor my condition can become full-blown Aids at any time."
The man, 34, accused the star's management of trying to buy him off. Facing her across the courtroom, he said: "You caused me so much grief."
He only found out she was HIV positive three years after they split - when her aunt told him in 2007.
During their 2004 fling Benaissa is said to have already known for five years that she had the virus.
Clad in jeans and a purple blouse and with her hair in a ponytail, she yesterday insisted: "I never wanted this to happen to one of my partners."
But she did confess to being "careless during those days" over having unprotected sex.
She is charged with attempted GBH on the two other men she slept with. The trial is expected to last five days.
Oops didnt i tell you...i have this little virus. Sorry.
"But it was good wasn't it!"( Female mating spider syndrome.)
Ya, sie ist sehr Deutsch.
Ja, das ist ein Glück, dass ihr Opfer sie nicht zerreißen ihm den Kopf ab und, weitergehen, um den Saft aus seinen Hoden-Extrakt wie auch weiblichen Gottesanbeterinnen. Sie ist wie etwas aus einem Film von Alfred Hitchcock!
I thought only gays got the AIDS virus. /sarc.
Watch your wick in Europe. It could kill you!
Funny, she doesn’t look German.
She looks Armenian but who knows?
Definitely a weird vibe with her photo, she looks a bit off. Must be her eyes or something.Spider woman!
A tragedy that she didn’t have the sense to avoid the disease in the first place.Wonder what size needle she got it from?
Tragedy happens all around us, most of it in silence until something like this happens.
Never heard of any of them.
But it sounds like Nadja was Germany's very, very "Scary Spice".
She ain't no Nena.
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