Last year, comedy star Luke Mockridge’s ex-girlfriend made serious allegations against him. After retiring from public time, he’s back now. And already in the mood for jokes again.
This case caused an uproar in TV Germany last year: Comedian Luke Mockridge is said to have sexually and emotionally abused his ex-girlfriend, Ines Anioli. The 35-year-old made serious allegations against the moderator, including accusing him of sexual violence against her one night during the three-year relationship. Mockridge then withdrew from the public, wanted to “collect himself in silence”. Now he’s back, but has even announced a big tour for this year. And he jokes on Instagram about the allegations.
There he shared in his story a picture of his participation in “Schlag den Star” from 2017. The duel back then: he against Attila Hildmann. The vegan chef had repeatedly attracted attention in recent years by spreading conspiracy myths about the corona pandemic – and catapulted himself into the end. Much like Mockridge, he had been “canceled” by the Internet community, meaning that he had lost all support.
Luke Mockridge knows how explosive his joke is
To the picture with Hildmann, which Mockridge now shared, he wrote: “THE duel would currently have a completely different form of explosiveness.” And before that he wrote: “I don’t want to fall into the ‘too soon’ trap, but”. With the “too soon” trap, the comedian implies that the joke may come too soon.
The hashtag # KonsequenzenfürLuke was trending on the Internet for months. The accused was silent for a long time until he expressed himself for the first time in an emotional Instagram video in August last year. In it he announced an extension of his time off and also stated that the public prosecutor had examined the case in two instances and came to the conclusion that there was no suspicion. There were thousands of comments below the post, including many from celebrities.
Luke Mockridge is planning a tour in 2022
At the end of his video, the 32-year-old confessed that he had taken professional help to deal with the situation. “I have to understand how I ended up here,” he says. “I want to quietly collect myself and I want to find myself again.”
That now seems to have happened. Shortly before Christmas, he announced that he would go on a major tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2022. According to his website, the comedian plans to move through the German-speaking countries with his program “Luke Mockridge – Welcome back to Luckyland” as early as spring. The tour is scheduled to begin on March 26th in Frankfurt am Main. When the 32-year-old will return to TV is still unclear.
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