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Karim Benzema: Real Madrid star sentenced to suspended prison sentence in sextape blackmail case

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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