Karim Benzema to be sentenced 10 months jail term over sex tape case

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Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema against Laliga side Villareal. Photo/Courtesy

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is on the verge of being sentenced to 10 months in Jail if the court accepts requests from the French prosecutors.

The prosecutors have also requested for Benzema to be fined €75,000 (£63,194) over his involvement in an alleged blackmail attempt on former French international teammate Mathieu Valbuena regarding a sextape.

Benzema failed to show for the second day of the trial in Versailles, France, with his legal representatives telling the court that it was ‘impossible’ for him to attend due to his professional obligations, a decision that was labelled ‘cavalier ‘.

The 33-year-old striker, who has since made a return to the French national side, played for Real Madrid in Ukraine on Tuesday night, and he is with his team ahead of the Clasico match against Barcelona this Sunday.

At the heart of the case is the allegation is that Benzema gave Valbuena advice to pay a group of alleged blackmailers to keep his sex tape away from the public.

However, Benzema and his lawyers have denied all the allegation.

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