Posted: 6 November, 2015
Rihanna’s Ex Charged Over Sex Tape Scandal
He did what!?
Rihanna’s going to be pretty happy that she’s seen the last of Real Madrid soccer star Karim Benzema, because he’s now facing charges for allegedly blackmailing a teammate over a sex tape!
Karim was linked to Rihanna in June, but the pair had reportedly parted ways by July.
And he’s now been placed under formal investigation after he allegedly tried to extort money from French National Team teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
Karim reportedly offered to help keep a sex tape Mathieu had made from leaking to the public, but allegedly insisted on being paid to stay quiet.
He was arrested in France and stayed in custody overnight, and was released after appearing before a judge.
Both players have been left off the French team for upcoming matches.
"Karim Benzema has nothing to hide," Karim’s lawyer said.
"He supports his friend, Mathieu Valbuena, with all his heart. He took no part; I state this again - no part - in the blackmail or blackmail attempts. Karim Benzema will show he acted in good faith, and I hope this will be seen as soon as possible.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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