Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will go on trial 'from October 20-22 this year'


Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will go on trial ‘from October 20-22 this year’ for his alleged role in the 2015 sex-tape blackmail of team-mate Mathieu Valbuena which ended his international career with France

  • Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will appear in court later this year 
  • For alleged role in Mathieu Valbuena sex tape blackmail plot from five years ago 
  • He is suspected of having pressured his former team-mate to pay blackmailers

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will appear in court for his alleged role in the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape blackmail plot from five years ago in October, according to AFP.

Benzema is suspected of having pressured his former France national team-mate to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video in which Valbuena featured. 

The striker’s alleged involvement has cost him his place in the France national team since 2015 despite his consistent high-level performances for the LaLiga giants.

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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema (above) will go on trial 'from October 20-22 this year' for his alleged role in the 2015 sex-tape blackmail of team-mate Mathieu Valbuena

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema (above) will go on trial ‘from October 20-22 this year’ for his alleged role in the 2015 sex-tape blackmail of team-mate Mathieu Valbuena

Benzema is suspected of having pressured former France national team-mate Valbuena (left) to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video in which Valbuena featured

Benzema is suspected of having pressured former France national team-mate Valbuena (left) to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video in which Valbuena featured

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