Angelika Spiehs on son Benjamin: “He’s in withdrawal”

First her husband Karl died, then she was attacked by her son Benjamin. Spieh’s widow Angelika has had a difficult few months

In January, Angelika Spiehs (77) suffered the first blow of fate in the new year: the death of her husband Karl Spiehs. The successful TV producer died at the age of 90. Among other things, he was known for the cult series “Ein Schloss am Wörthersee”. In addition to his wife Angelika, he also left his son Benjamin (41). Unfortunately, he was not united with his mother in mourning, but again caused bad news. According to “Bild”, Benjamin attacked his mother in the villa in Carinthia and was arrested shortly thereafter. In an interview with the newspaper, Angelika now comments on the incident.

Angelika Spiehs: “He’s sorry”

The attack itself happened on April 5. Angelika Spiehs called the police herself after her son choked her and even threatened her with death. “It was a big shock,” admits the widow. Angelika Spiehs even reveals the motives: “Benjamin is an alcoholic. He was on the right track. After the death of his beloved dad, he relapsed. Secretly drank vodka and beer, had 2.4 per mille that day. Now he’s two Months in rehab.”

Benjamin shows remorse

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The Spiehs son couldn’t remember anything, but investigations were still under way against him. “When I talk to him on the phone, he’s very kind and insightful. He’s terribly sorry for everything,” explains the mother.