Manchester United players are being investigated for a lewd video recorded in a nightclub toilet which was then sent around among the team, the Sun On Sunday reports. A woman in her twenties was allegedly performing a sex act with an unnamed player in the toilet cubicle of an "exclusive" Manchester club when fellow Man Utd players filmed the intimate moment with their mobile phones. When approached by the Sunday tabloid, the woman involved said: "I have been crying my eyes out and I am not going to go into the details about it now.
Despite being dropped from the last French national team squad due to the investigation, Benzema has tried to stay positive and has been performing superbly for Real Madrid, scoring 11 goals in 13 games and five times in his last two outings for Los Blancos. His exclusion would be a huge blow for France as the former Lyon man would start and lead the line for the host nation at EURO next summer. Aguirre testified Thursday in the match-fixing trial involving a game between Levante and Zaragoza at the end of the season.
We likewise regret the potential damage [not only] to our image but in particular to that of our club, whose colours we represent, and that it could have offended our supporters and the city of Eibar in general. We hope this incident does not in any way harm the image of the club, nor that of our team-mates. Wait, what?
PARIS — France striker Karim Benzema was charged Thursday with conspiracy to blackmail and participating in a criminal group as part of an investigation over a sex tape involving teammate Mathieu Valbuena. The Real Madrid forward, who has been freed pending further investigation, faces a maximum prison sentence of five years. Preliminary charges under French law mean magistrates have strong reason to believe a crime was committed, and allow time for further investigation. The charges may later be dropped.
Five years after missing the World Cup amid his involvement in a prostitution probe, Karim Benzema was charged Thursday with conspiracy to blackmail as part of an investigation over a sex tape involving France teammate Mathieu Valbuena. Benzema, widely considered one of the most talented strikers in the world, also faced preliminary charges of participating in a criminal group in a scandal that has monopolized the national media's attention. Few details of the case have been released, but investigators said they are trying to find out if Benzema played a role in an extortion attempt targeting Valbuena, and if he actually tried to blackmail the Lyon midfielder.
The footage of the striker in bed with a model was quickly deleted but remains disturbingly easy to find with a simple Twitter search. I pressed the wrong button. When Draymond Green inadvertantly broadcast a photo of his junk to the world, he said he was trying to send it privately but instead shared it publicly.
Photograph: EPA. The French international footballer Karim Benzema has been taken into police custody as part of an inquiry into an alleged plot to blackmail a fellow international over a sex tape. Detectives detained the Real Madrid striker for questioning a fortnight after the former France and Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse was interviewed and released as part of the same investigation.
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Striker Karim Benzema was suspended indefinitely by the French national team amid an ongoing sex tape blackmail scandal, it was announced at a France football federation press conference Thursday. My wish is that this case diminishes and that these two France players can shake hands. Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password.