Madrid Forward Benzema To Face Trial For Sex Video

Madrid Forward Benzema To Face Trial For Sex Video
Madrid Forward Benzema To Face Trial For Sex Video

 

Real Madrid striker Benzema is accused of paying individuals to extort money from Mathieu Valbuena

threatening to release the video in 2015.

 




 

The 33-year-old French forward maintains that a police officer used dishonest methods to implicate him in the matter. He has not played for his country since it came out.

 

 

French prosecutors announced that Benzema would face trial on Thursday, the AFP news agency reported. The AFP also quoted Benzema’s lawyer, Sylvain Cormier, who said he was not surprised that the matter was going to trial, but that the decision was “as absurd as it is predictable.”

 

 

Benzema has scored 261 goals for Real since he joined the Spanish team in 2009.

He and Valbuena were international teammates at the time of the incident and were on the France team for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The 36-year-old Valbuena was playing for Lyon at the time, but is now with Greek Olympiakos.

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