Karim Benzema Real Madrid striker 33 also an Algerian is said to be facing a trial over his allegely involvement in the blackmailing of former teammate Matthieu Valbuena in a sxxtape scandals.
The Versailles prosecutor’s office
made this known today January 7,2021.
Benzema was accused of pressurizing his former national team teammate to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video in which Valbuena was included which led to his(Benzema) ban in November 2015.
Trial date for Bemzema the other four hasn’t been set as the prosecutor’s office has now announced in a statement to The Associated Press that he will stand trial on the charge of conspiracy to attempt blackmail.
The investigators who charged Benzema believe he was approached by a childhood friend that year to act as an intermediary and convince Valbuena to deal directly with the blackmailers. Instead, Valbuena informed the police.
At that time, Benzema faced heavy criticism and then-Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the former Lyon player had ‘no place’ in the national team.