France’s Benzema gets one-year suspended jail term in sex tape case


Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema pumps his fists after scoring his second goal for his side in a Spanish LaLiga match with Athletic Club de Bilbao at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, on December 15, 2020. The football star gets a one-year suspended sentence for complicity in a bid to blackmail his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape. – EPA pic, November 24, 2021.

A FRENCH court today gave Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema a one-year suspended sentence for complicity in a bid to blackmail his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape.

The sentence was tougher than that sought by prosecutors against the 33-year-old player over the 2015 extortion attempt, which led Benzema to be cast out of the France team for five-and-a-half years.


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