The trial of Germany’s high profile weatherman, Jorg Kachelmann has got underway after it had been suspended last week. He is accused of holding a knife to his girlfriend’s throat and raping her. He has denied the charges.
The case has sparked widespread interest and has been a cover story on Germany’s best selling news magazines Spiegel and Stern.
The self-taught weatherman was arrested in March, held in custody and released at the end of July when the court ruled there was insufficient evidence to continue holding him.
He owns a multi-million-euro weather service Meteomania and is best known for his descriptions of, “slurping winds” and “cauliflower clouds.” If convicted he faces up to 15 years in prison.