A Swiss woman has been charged with assault after slapping an Afghan migrant who allegedly groped her during a New Year’s Eve street party.
The unnamed woman, 21, was said to have left the man with a broken nose when he reportedly groped her during a party at the City Hall in the Austrian capital Vienna.
After news of the charges against her were made public, a wealthy Swiss businessman has stepped in with an offer to pay the fine on her behalf.
Former MP and bigwig of the conservative Swiss People’s Party (SVP) Christoph Blocher was one of many that defended the actions of the 21-year-old woman.
The 21-year-old woman claimed to have been groped by the man during New Year’s celebrations at City Hall, Vienna, Austria (pictured)
Blocher, an industrialist and influential figure in Swiss politics despite his retirement, said: ‘If the woman gets punished, I will gladly pay the fine.’
He added: ‘How should a woman defend herself otherwise if that is not allowed?’