“It was a love triangle, except that Arafat and I didn’t have sex. Arafat was my husband. ” Anna-Maria Ferchichi (39), the wife of Bushido (45), sums up the years during which she lived on a property with his partner Arafat Abou-Chaker (49).
For years he was the rapper’s manager and earned a lot. When Bushido wanted to part with him, he threatened and blackmailed his protégé. That is why the parties are currently fighting each other in court. Charges against Abou-Chaker: Attempted severe predatory extortion, dangerous bodily harm, deprivation of liberty, insult. The Ferchichi family has been under police protection since 2017. After all, Arafat belongs to an Arab criminal clan.
“Everyone suffered from him”
Anna-Maria Ferchichi has been on the witness stand since the beginning of the week. Besides Bushido herself, she is probably the most important witness for the prosecution. “Everyone suffered from him,” she said on Tuesday, according to “RTL”. Arafat controlled everything in her life, terrorized her and her husband.
The situation finally escalated in August 2017. Bushido and Anna-Maria Ferchichi discussed building a dog kennel in their garden in front of their house in Kleinmachnow, Brandenburg. To do this, they would have had to erect a fence on the property that Bushido and Abou-Chaker had acquired together. Abou-Chaker stormed out of the house during the conversation and was “against everything”. After all, he yelled at and abused both Bushido and his wife. He called Ferchichi a “whore’s daughter”. “I looked over at his property and I realized: We are standing here and are not allowed to decide for ourselves where our dog kennel should go,” she says.
Bushido then later drew conclusions. “That will never happen again. I will part with Arafat », he promised her. At the time, she was aware that her life would change – “and not for the better”: “I thought: How is he supposed to get out of there? How is he going to do it? He was his cash cow and threw ten million down his throat. ”
Bushido “humiliated” at meetings
Bushido then met Arafat Abou-Chaker several times to discuss his contract termination. “The meetings hurt me a lot because my husband always went there alone, without brothers and such. (…) He was insulted and humiliated there, »says Ferchichi with tears. “Arafat was not ready to let him go.”
One of these meetings is at the center of the judicial process. Arafat Abou-Chaker demanded a severance payment in the millions from Bushido and a share in his income for the next 15 years. After they could not come to an agreement, the musician is said to have been insulted and threatened in the offices of the joint label «Ersguterjunge». “Guard your tongue, you piece of shit, before I cut it off for you,” Arafat Abou-Chaker is said to have insulted him. The ex-manager even hit the “butterfly” interpreter in the face with a half-full plastic water bottle and threw a chair at him. He is also said to have threatened to “fuck” Bushido’s wife and children.
Bushido shed tears
Anna-Maria Ferchichi remembers the day: “When my husband came home, he had a red spot under his eye and just stared into space. He was in tears and kept saying: ‘He will never let us go. Anna-Maria, I can’t do it. They’ll never let me go. ” She called the police that night and sent her husband on vacation with a friend so he could get away from Abou-Chaker. Upon his return, they were placed under police protection for threats against them and their children.
Today Anna-Maria Ferchichi should have continued to testify. However, the sister of pop star Sarah Connor (41) apologized. The reason: “Complications.” Ferchichi is currently pregnant with triplets, which is why the judge accepted their absence even without a doctor’s certificate. (klm)