On Instagram, Karim Benzema reacted to the announcement of his referral to the criminal court in the case of the Mathieu Valbuena sextape.
The decision fell on Thursday for Karim Benzema. After repeatedly asking for the nullity of the investigation against him, with a final procedure rejected by the Paris Court of Appeal last October, the attacker of real Madrid will be one of the accused in the Mathieu Valbuena sextape affair. He was referred to the criminal court and will be tried for “complicity in attempted blackmail”. He risks 5 years in prison and a € 75,000 fine.
“When’s the Masquerade, eh?” “
Me Sylvain Cormier, his lawyer, had quickly reacted to this announcement, evoking a ” relentlessness »Against his client, regretting« a decision as absurd as it is predictable “. The Real Madrid striker reacted with a story on Instagram, posting: ” So when is the Masquerade for eh? “With the” crossed swords “and” fire “emojis.
– Houari (@houariela) January 7, 2021
Benzema asked Valbuena “not to pay”
While the case arose in the fall of 2015, the trial has not been set, ” but it usually takes between 6 months and a year of waiting after the release of the referral order », Indicates The team. Four other people will be judged: Alex Angot and Mustapha Zouaoui, formerly close to OM players and who came across the video, Youness Houass, presented as the raven of the case, as well as Karim Zenati, who requested the help from his childhood friend, “KB9”.
Karim Djaziri, the former agent of the native of Lyon, shed another light on the involvement of his protégé: ” Otherwise, Benzema is sent back to court when he asked the victim, who recognized him before the judge, not to pay, but Cissé who asked him to pay is not sent back !! ! The masquerade continues … Djibril Cissé, who had also made a phone call to his former OM teammate, effectively escapes trial.
Benzema trial: Valbuena’s lawyer reacts