The sex tape blackmail case of Karim Benzema stunned the Football world!

The sex tape blackmail case of Karim Benzema stunned the Football world!
Karim Benzema (Source: Actualites Nouvelle Generation)
  • Karim Benzema is found guilty on the ongoing 2015 case of a sex tape
  • He is suspended for complicity in a bid to blackmail former player Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape
  • Benzema was ordered to pay $84,000 for the case

Karim Benzema has landed himself in big trouble! The France and Real Madrid striker Karim is proven guilty on the ongoing 2015 case of a sex tape. On 24th November 2021, the French court gave Benzema a one-year suspended sentence for complicity in a bid to blackmail former player Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape.

Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena
Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena (Source: CNN)

The guilty footballer is ordered to pay an $84,000 fine as he was one of the five people put on trial in October 2021 over the case of Valbuena. The judge said,

“Benzema was not aware of the precise manoeuvres but the content of his chat at Clairfontaine with Valbuena shows he was personally involved in the subterfuge.”

He has been denying the allegation put on him and his lawyers have announced their plan to put an appeal.

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What actually happened in 2015?

Football Player Karim Benzema
Football Player Karim Benzema (Source: Managing Madrid)

Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena are former teammates who were at a French training camp. During the time Mathieu was blackmailed by unknown people with a sex tape. Karim is accused of putting pressure on Mathieu to pay off the blackmailers and acting as an intermediary between the parties.

He denied the allegations made against him and claimed he was there just to help his fellow player when he approached him at the training center. Karim suggested someone manage the whole video issue and no money was discussed. But Mathieu had something else to say about Karim.

After the conversation with Valbuena called his childhood friend Karim Zenati who is also found guilty. Valbuena claimed that sex tape threatened his career and made him fearful all the time. Likewise, all the other people who were found guilty were handed various punishments from an 18-month suspended sentence to two and a half years in prison.

French footballer Karim Benzema
French footballer Karim Benzema (Source: MARCA)

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Short bio on Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema is a French professional football player and he is currently playing as a striker for the Spanish professional football club Real Madrid and for the French national football team.

He started his career in football at the age of 9 from the French football club, Lyon. He has been awarded French Player of the Year three times. Read more bio…