Keyword: sex tape
At a court in Versailles, French prosecutors on Thursday called for a suspended prison sentence to be handed to footballer Karim Benzema, the star striker of Real Madrid and the France national team, for his alleged part in an attempt to blackmail team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sexually explicit video recording, for which four others are also standing trial.
Pyotr Pavlensky and Alexandra de Taddeo are suspected of publishing a racy video alleged to be of former Paris mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux.
Petr Pavlensky, a dissident Russian activist granted asylum in France in 2017, and an unnamed woman were being questioned in police custody this weekend as part of an investigation into a complaint for violation of personal privacy after explicit sexual images and texts were posted on the internet forcing President Emmanuel Macron’s LREM party candidate in Paris mayoral elections to stand down on Friday.
French Football Federation's ban on the 27-year-old football star will be lifted if he is cleared of suspected complicity in blackmail of teamate.
The Real Madrid and striker is suspected of helping to blackmail France team mate Mathieu Valbuena over a compromising sex video.