Karim Benzema is now fixed on his fate in the case known as the “sextape”. The criminal court of Versailles found him guilty, Wednesday, November 25, of complicity in attempted blackmail on his former teammate in the Blues, Mathieu Valbuena, and sentenced him to a year in suspended prison and 75,000 euros fine.
The Blues striker, found guilty of complicity in attempted blackmail, has appealed his conviction, his lawyers said.
The Real Madrid player was sentenced to a one-year suspended prison sentence and a 75,000 euro fine.
Lawyers for the French striker immediately announced that their client was appealing the sentence. Against the other four defendants in this case that shook the world of French soccer, the criminal court of Versailles has pronounced sentences ranging from eighteen months suspended to two and a half years in prison.
The Real Madrid striker, who did not attend the three-day trial last month because of his club’s sporting schedule, according to his lawyers, was not present either when the verdict was read. His club plays, in fact, in the evening a Champions League match on the lawn of Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova.
The 33-year-old player was accused of having encouraged Mathieu Valbuena to pay a group of alleged blackmailers in exchange for the non-disclosure of an intimate video of the player.