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Karim Benzema: Real Madrid star sentenced to suspended prison sentence in sextape blackmail case
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Madrid striker Karim Benzema was found guilty of complicity in the attempt to blackmail former French international teammate Mathieu Valbuena on a sex tape, a Versailles court ruled on Wednesday.

Benzema was sentenced to a one-year suspended prison sentence and a € 75,000 fine, with his lawyer confirming that he intended to appeal the sentence.

The 33-year-old has been accused of encouraging Valbuena to pay blackmailers who threatened to release the sexually explicit video in 2015 – a claim he denies.


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