Sextape case: Karim Benzema dismisses his appeal

Sextape case: Karim Benzema dismisses his appeal


Six years after the fact, this is the end of the sextape affair. Karim Benzema will not appear before the court of appeal in Versailles (Yvelines) on June 30 and July 1, as planned. He is therefore definitively sentenced to one year probation, with a fine of € 75,000 as well as € 80,000 to be paid to Mathieu Valbuena for non-pecuniary damage, as announced by the site Actu78 this Friday.

A conviction handed down by the Versailles Correctional Court on November 24 last year for complicity in blackmail. “Karim Benzema has been personally involved in trying to convince Mathieu Valbuena to meet his trusted man.”, the court had then explained. However, the new lawyer of “KB9”, Mr. Hugues Vigier, rejects any admission of guilt on the part of the favorite at the next Ballon d’Or France Football.

“A real fatigue”

“My client is exhausted from this procedureexplains the lawyer in The Team on Saturday. This waiver confirms a conviction and apparently guilt. That is a judicial truth. But that is not the reality. Karim Benzema will always claim his innocence in this case and he never wanted to take part in a blackmail operation to the detriment of Mathieu Valbuena. »

Me Vigier evokes “A deep sense of injustice” at his client’s, but also “A real fatigue”. So Karim Benzema would have appreciated “That this new hearing would not change anything and would not be judged as it should be”.

Karim Benzema is suspected of putting pressure on Mathieu Valbuena in October 2015 during a rally of the Blues in Clairfontaine so that he would give in to blackmail in exchange for not broadcasting a sextape featuring him. “My client’s first point is to say, ‘I know what happened in this interview I had with Mathieu Valbuena in Clairefontaine. That’s the crux of what we’re up against, and he knows it.’ that I have not committed any offense. ” »

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