Benzema taken into custody

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been taken into custody in France in the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape blackmail case.

AS cites an original report by AFP that says Benzema entered police custody in Versailles, near Paris, at 9:00am local time on Wednesday morning.

It’s alleged that €150,000 was demanded from France international Valbuena to prevent the release of the footage on the internet and AS reports Benzema’s name surfaced on wire taps as police investigated the allegations.

Tags Karim Benzema Mathieu Valbuena