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Real Madrid star Karim Benzema arrested over alleged sex-tape blackmail of France teammate

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 November 2015, 16:23 IST

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was arrested in Paris on Wednesday, 4 November, over an alleged attempt to blackmail a French international teammate, AFP reported.

The 27-year old footballer, who missed Real Madrid's Champions League game against PSG on Tuesday due to an injury, was placed in judicial police custody at around 9 am this morning.

While the details of the case are not yet known, it allegedly includes an extortion attempt on Mathieu Valbuena, who now plays for Lyon, over a sex tape. Earlier, ex-Liverpool forward Djibril Cisse was detained, and later released, over the same case.

Benzema is currently recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered on international duty, and was expected to back for Real Madrid this week. His detention in Paris, however, will come as a major setback for Rafa Benitez's side.

First published: 4 November 2015, 16:23 IST
 
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