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A German doctor who killed his lover after sprinkling cocaine on his penis is being sued for damages by his victim's son and husband - and has now spoken out claiming his victim was an 'experienced cocaine user' who consented to the drug being used in the sex act.
Dr Andreas David Niederbichler, 45, was jailed for nine years for aggravated rape and GBH resulting in death after making a woman, identified only as 'Yvonne M', take cocaine by putting it on his private parts.
Dr Niederbichler has now told German newspaper Bild: "Yes, there were drugs, but I didn't give them any drugs without them knowing about it. I was looking for a kick, and they were taking part as well."
He said he is seeking to overturn his guilty verdict, adding: "I want to prove that it wasn't a criminal act that resulted in the tragic death of Yvonne."
The 38-year-old woman was not his only victim, as the court in Magdeburg, a city located in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, heard that Dr Niederbichler put cocaine on his foreskin before having vaginal, anal and oral sex with three other women between September 2015 and February 2018.
Prosecutors said he also secretly put cocaine in glasses of champagne, their lipstick, and their toothpaste.
Chief prosecutor Eva Vogel said: "He administered the cocaine to freely carry on further sex practices."
According to local media, a few victims reported being light-headed following visits to see Niederbichler and one of his partners crashed her car twice.
Niederbichler had been working as a head physician at the Ameos Clinic for Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery in Halberstadt and prior to that was appointed head physician for Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery at the Dessau Municipal Hospital.
Addressing the court at the time of the trial one of Yvonne M's friends said: "Yvonne wanted to leave her husband for Dr Niederbichler. He was like Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey to her."
He met Yvonne on a dating website and the court heard that while sex was consensual, the oral sex where she ended up with the cocaine in her mouth was not.
He is now being sued by Yvonne's widowed husband and son who are looking for compensation as well as trying to force the former top doctor to pay for funeral costs, something which he has so far refused to do.