Karim Benzema ready to counter-attack, but above all to make himself heard. Sentenced in the sextape case to one year in prison and a 75,000 euros fine, for complicity in blackmailing Mathieu Valbuena, the Blues striker appealed against this decision and will be heard at the next trial. In any case, this is what his advisers and lawyers have been saying since Tuesday. "
He is not happy to be condemned for something he did not do,
advanced Antoine Vey this Thursday morning on RMC, while the main interested party, scorer with Real Madrid on Wednesday in the Champions League prefers to stay silent on this subject.
It is a matter shrouded in a media veil that is extremely unpleasant for Mr Valbuena, as it is for Mr Benzema.
For him, it's unsettling.
He is a high-level athlete who has demonstrated for five years that he has exemplary behavior on an ethical and personal level.
(…) Unfortunately, he will have to explain himself on appeal, which he will do.
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The court had quite the leisure to move the date of this trial, which they did not do, reminds his adviser.
It is not at all a desire of Mr Benzema not to respond to justice
Antoine Vey, lawyer for Karim Benzema
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Absent during the trial because of his consequent sporting agenda with a Champions League meeting and the Clasico against FC Barcelona scheduled for the same week, Karim Benzema believes that it played against him. "
The court was quite free to move the date of this trial, which they did not do," relaunches his adviser. It is not at all a desire of Mr Benzema not to respond to justice. He did so for all these years and it was even he who asked four times for a confrontation with Mr Valbuena to explain himself, which justice had always refused.
"Also concerned by meetings with his club Olympiakos, the former playmaker of the Blues and OM was present during the trial and did not understand theabsence of Karim Benzema.
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Relaunched on the sextape affair, for which four other individuals were convicted, Antoine Vey also sees it as a form of cabal against his client. “
On social networks, I read that the first victim would be the filmed woman he (Valbuena) would have filmed without his knowledge and who ends up in a video on which she does not want to be. I find that to be pretty common sense. Of course Mr Valbuena is a victim, no one denies it. Next, I say that Mr Benzema is also a victim of this whole media-judicial process. Even before he was finally tried, he was charged. As a lawyer for Mr Benzema, we measure the very great violence of what he suffers on social networks and constant attacks. There are always people to destabilize him,on this particular case.