Versailles (AFP)

A trial for "complicity in an attempt to blackmail" was required against Real Madrid star attacker Karim Benzema in the case of Mathieu Valbuena's sextape blackmail in 2015, said the Versailles prosecutor's office interviewed by AFP .

Karim Benzema is suspected of having incited his ex-teammate in the France team to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video staging it. The prosecution also asked for a trial for four other men involved in the football community, but he requested a dismissal for Djibril Cisse, also indicted for complicity.

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