Actual Madrid striker Karim Benzema will stand trial after being charged by prosecutors with being complicit in a conspiracy to blackmail his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena in a case linked to a intercourse tape, his lawyer mentioned on Thursday.
Investigators alleged that Benzema, who has not performed for Les Bleus since October 2015, inspired Valbuena to pay blackmailers so that the tape wouldn’t be made public.
Benzema has denied wrongdoing and a trial date has not but been set.
“We’re sadly not shocked by this choice, which is as absurd because it was anticipated,” Benzema’s lawyer, Sylvain Cormier, instructed Reuters.
“I’m dismayed to notice that one is compelled to distort the weather gathered within the investigation to justify sending my consumer earlier than the tribunal. We are going to clarify ourselves earlier than the judges of the tribunal to reveal this abuse.”
Benzema, 33, has scored 261 targets in 533 video games with Actual Madrid and located the online 27 occasions in 81 video games for France.