Karim Benzema has said he wants to banish the ghosts of the masquerade over Valbuena blackmail allegation. (Photo credit: Sky Sports) Some...
|Karim Benzema has said he wants to banish the ghosts of the masquerade over Valbuena blackmail allegation. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Some certain things just don’t go away no matter how hard you try, and in the wake of a call from respected pundits to have Karim Benzema called to the French national team to solve goal scoring issues, an old inferno is threatening to burn him again.
The Versailles prosecutor's office has said Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will face trial in October for his alleged involvement in blackmailing former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.
The Real Madrid striker is suspected of pressuring Valbuena in 2015 to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video in which Valbuena featured.
The investigators who charged Benzema believed 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.