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Karim Benzema arrested by French Police over Sex Tape Blackmail

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been arrested and kept under custody for the alleged blackmailing of Mathieu Valnbuena over a sex tape. According to the trusted French Media Agency AFP, Benzema arrived at the police station in Versailles, near Paris on the early hours of Wednesday. Local prosecutor confirmed that the French striker will kept under custody, until the investigation gets over.

This is the second arrest in as many weeks in the incidence concerning Valbuena’s Sex Tape, which has left the French Football in a state of shock. Last week, former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse was put under custody, only to be released later after being found guilty. Local prosecutor was hoping for a similar outcome, when he said: “We can confirm that he is being questioned over his role in this affair.”

The whole incidence started when three unknown men tried to blackmail Valbuena claiming to be in possession of a sex tape involving the current Lyon star. Valbuena has been subject to some intense hatred since his decision of leaving Marseille and joining Lyon as the two teams are considered to be the biggest rivals for each other. It is thought to be a part of the same story, however, for now, Benzema has been put under custody with no reports out yet.

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