Karim Benzema sex tape case is quite shocking news in the football world. The French striker is on trial as he is allegedly involved in blackmailing his former teammate Mathieu Valbuena. Karim Benzema denied the case against him which was brought to trial six years after the incident took place.
Benzema is blackmailing Valbuena over a sex tape to extort money from his fellow Frenchman. The former Lyon forward did this five years ago before a match against Armenia. Despite being charged with the attempt of blackmailing Valbuena, he was not present in court during the trial started on Wednesday. Also, Benzema has clearly denied this accusation.
"I felt in danger and my instinct was to file a complaint. Football is my life. I knew that if this video came out it was going to be difficult for me with the French team. When he [Benzema] told me he wanted to talk to me, I did not think he would talk to me about that. When I had that conversation, I came out of the room, I was shocked. I felt that he insisted that I meet with a person who was to act as an intermediary. His trusted person (Karim Zenati). He was very insistent."
He also further added, "It's been six years that we have had this case. I see that everyone is there, almost. Karim is missing. It's a shame, but that's how it is. We have been waiting for six years. We are there for the time it takes for all of this to be behind me."