According to the SPD, at least nine women were drugged with substances known for "rape drugs" while they attended a party organized by the German Social Democratic Party.
"The excitement is quite high," said a spokesperson of the Social Democratic parliamentary Group, who confirmed information from Berlin's Tagesspiegel.
"I recommend all those involved to file a complaint," wrote Katja Mast, a Twitter official from the parliamentary group.
Although nine victims have been identified so far, the spokesperson did not rule out more.
The SPD sent an email to participants of this summer party, which took place Wednesday night near the chancellery. It denounced "a monstrous act" that was reported immediately to the Bundestag police.
Around a thousand people participated in the traditional SPD Summer Party before the parliamentary winter break. This included the chancellor, many deputies, and their collaborators.
It was an internal event. The spokesperson said that you could only enter by invitation. The spokesperson said that there are still many uncertainties and the police are investigating.
"Date rape drugs", which can cause nausea and dizziness, are mind-altering substances that are usually poured into drinks and then used to abuse, steal, or sexual assault.
According to Berliner Zeitung, 22 assaults with "rape drug" were reported in Berlin in 2021.
However, their actual number should be higher as many victims have very little or no memory of the attack and feel ashamed to file a claim.
Due to the pandemic, many clubs, discos, and other places for celebrations in the capital were closed last year.