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Karim Benzema, Real Madrid Star, Absent For Sex Tape Case Trial

The charges are punishable by up to five years in prison and a 75,000 euro fine. Benzema has denied wrongdoing.

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid Star, Absent For Sex Tape Case Trial
Karim Benzema is on trial for complicity in attempted blackmail. | File
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid Star, Absent For Sex Tape Case Trial
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2021-10-20T16:39:08+05:30

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema wasn't present Wednesday for the opening of his three-day trial for involvement in an alleged attempt to blackmail former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. (More Football News)

The 33-year-old Benzema's legal team told the court in Versailles that professional obligations made it “impossible” for him to attend. Valbuena's lawyer said he deplored the absence.

Benzema played for Madrid in Kyiv on Tuesday against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. Madrid plays again Sunday against Barcelona in the Spanish league.

Four other people accused of attempted blackmail in the case were present in court. Benzema is on trial for complicity in attempted blackmail.

The charges are punishable by up to five years in prison and a 75,000 euro ($87,400) fine. Benzema has denied wrongdoing.

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