The Mathieu Valbuena sex tape blackmail story has another twist this morning.
The AFP news agency is reporting that Karim Benzema been taken into custody over an alleged plot to blackmail Valbuena with a sex tape.
Karim Benzema taken into police custody in relation to alleged plot to blackmail Mathieu Valbuena over sex tape (via @AFP).
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) November 4, 2015
He is the second footballer to be questioned about the affair. On October 13 last month, Djibril Cisse was arrested following a raid on his Paris house at 6am. He was arrested along with three other individuals, with AFP reporting at the time that the alleged sex tape (the existence of which had not been proven) was in the possession of the other three individuals.
Cisse was released the same day.
According to French football journalist Julien Laurens, some sources are claiming that Benzema's put pressure on Valbuena to pay the blackmailers.
Benzema's role in the Valbuena sextape blackmail story is not clear yet. But some sources say that he put pressure on Valbuena to pay.
— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) November 4, 2015
All these events relate to a judicial investigation was opened last July over a claim that Valbuena was the victim of an extortion attempt.