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French court approves investigation of Karim Benzema blackmail case

IANS  |  Paris 

The on Thursday rejected the annulment of an investigation into Real Madrid forward for his alleged blackmailing of fellow teammate Mathieu

Investigators accused the Real Madrid forward and three other people of threatening to release an alleged sexually explicit video of and his wife unless the handed over money, reports

Benzema's legal team requested the annulment of the investigations because, in their view, it was tainted after an undercover allegedly illegally recorded their conversations.

told he was planning to lodge an appeal in the

Benzema has not been called up to the national squad since the scandal broke at the end of 2015.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 19:54 IST