HIV positive former German pop star Nadja Benaissa, 28, has been charged ‘with causing grievous bodily harm’ for knowingly infecting one man with H.I.V., and neglecting to tell two other sexual partners about her condition.
In a German courtroom on Monday, Benaissa, who has been aware of her condition since 1999, admitted to having unprotected sex with at least three partners, between 2000 and 2004. The former crooner claimed she had no intent to hurt anyone,
“No way did I want my partner to be infected.”
Benaissa, a former member of the group No Angels was arrested in Frankfurt last year before performing in a concert. She was charged in April.
According to Germany’s law on intentional transmission of H.I.V., the singer faces up to ten years in prison. Her sentencing is set for August 26.
After rising to fame in the early 2000’s off the strength of their appearance on the international TV show, “Popstars,” No Angels released a list of hits in Germany before splitting in 2003.