Sextape affair – While Karim Benzema has announced that he is giving up on appealing his conviction in the sextape case, Mathieu Valbuena spoke for the first time on the show Rothen is inflamed on RMC and he has not been tender with his former teammate.
This is a case that has pursued Mathieu Valbuena for a good part of his career and finally, after 7 years of proceedings, he finally sees the end of the tunnel.
For several years, the footballer passed by Olympique de Marseille lived difficult moments because of an alleged sextape showing him in full frolic and held by several men who tried to blackmail him.
Karim Benzema, teammate of the player in the France team, would have played a role of intermediary between the criminals and him and after several years of proceedings, the Madrid was sentenced to 1 year in prison suspended and € 75,000 fine.
While many expected Karim Benzema to appeal this sanction, the striker who returned to the Blues last year decided to leave it at that, closing a 7-year-long case.
After the end of this incredible story, Mathieu Valbuena decided to speak for the first time publicly in the show Rothen ignites on RMC. “It’s finally a chapter that ends. I was tired of all this and I suffered a lot. For me it has gone on for far too many years but this is justice,” he said.
Sextape affair: Mathieu Valbuena, not tender with Karim Benzema, speaks for the first time
After, everyone will be able to think what he wants to think, for me the most important thing is to be able to move on to something else
Very touched by the enormous media coverage of this case, Mathieu Valbuena believes that he was “penalized a lot from a sporting point of view” after the release of this story, but he nevertheless believes that it is time for him to “turn the page”.
As for the fact that Karim Benzema has given up on appealing, the player, who now plays in Greece, has a strong opinion on the issue.
“Giving up this call means a lot of things. Afterwards, everyone will be able to think what they want to think, for me the most important thing is to be able to move on,” said the footballer.
If he had a lot of bitterness following this story, Mathieu Valbuena now seems more appeased and assures that he is no longer “angry” and even goes so far as to plead for Karim Benzema to be the next recipient of the Ballon d’Or.
“There is talking objectively on a sporting level, and talking about something that happened outside of football,” he concludes.