Against the pop singer and presenter Stefan Mross, the district court of Leipzig issued a penalty order last year after a dispute. It was about an argument with a young man in a Leipzig hotel on May 1, 2022.

In the course of the investigation into the allegation of bodily injury and attempted coercion had resulted in sufficient suspicion, as a spokesman for the judicial authority said on Saturday at the request of the dpa. The penalty order "has been legally binding since November". No information is given on the amount of the fine imposed. Mross described the process in the "Bild", which also first reported on the case.

After that, there was no trial because the singer did not appeal the decision. The man first insulted and insulted him at dinner in the restaurant as a "pop fuzzi" and "playback artist," Mross told the newspaper. When he followed the singer to the room and continued to make fun of him, Mross grabbed him by the collar of his shirt.

"The probability that I will do something like this is zero. But the guy really got on my nerves," said Mross. "With me, the horses just went through. I'm not proud of that." According to "Bild", the 47-year-old TV star is now convicted and gets an entry in the Federal Central Register.

Mross is considered one of the most famous German folk musicians. Since 2005, the native Bavarian has moderated, among other things, the ARD entertainment show "Immer wieder sonntags". There he met his third wife, the singer Anna-Carina Woitschack, in 2016, whom he married live in 2020 in the music show "Schlagerlovestory.2020". Moderator Florian Silbereisen acted as best man. In November 2022, the couple announced their separation.