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‘Date-rape drug’ scandal rocks German chancellor’s party — Analysis

Many women were dizzy following a German Social Democrats summer party.

Berlin police launched an investigation into nine female participants who reported feeling sick after attending an invitation-only party hosted by the parliamentary section of Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday.

The probe was triggered after a 21-year-old woman felt unwell during the party and had no memory of the event the next day, even though she says she didn’t drink any alcohol. After feeling unwell, the victim was taken to hospital and filed a report. Police now await results from her toxicology test.

On Saturday authorities had received nine more similar complaints. This was after the incident first appeared in Berlin’s Tagesspiegel. After that, the SPD sent an email to all invited guests, condemning it. “monstrous act”Your support is needed to encourage other potential victims to get involved.

“I advise all those concerned to file a complaint,”SPD’s Katja Mamt saidOn Twitter, while a spokesperson for the SPD’s parliamentary organization told AFP that there wasn’t “still a lot of uncertainty, the police are investigating.”

Local media reported that these women were likely to have been victims to “So-Called” harassment. “date-rape drugs”Oder “knockout drops.”These substances can be used to make victims feel confused or unable to defend themselves by sexual predators in bars and nightclubs. 

Investigations are currently being done on the suspicion that serious bodily injury was caused by unidentified perpetrators. Official confirmation of illicit drug involvement has yet to be made by authorities. There have been no allegations or reports about sexual abuse.

Around 1,000 people attended the traditional celebration before the parliamentary recess on Wednesday, which included Chancellor Olaf Scholz, several federal ministers and party legislators as well as their staff. “It was an internal event. You could only get in with an invitation,”According to the SPD spokesperson,

“It makes me angry such a thing could happen at an event organized by the SPD,” the party’s co-leader Lars Klingbeil told the Die Welt daily, expressing hope that the perpetrator or perpetrators would be identified and brought to justice.

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