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Lawyers for Karim Benzema urged a top French appeals court to throw out a years-long case over an alleged attempt to blackmail Mathieu Valbuena.
The legal restrictions on striker Karim Benzema over his alleged involvement in a sextape case have been partially lifted.
Karim Benzema's request for a showdown with Mathieu Valbuena over an alleged blackmail case has been rejected.
Mathieu Valbuena said that Karim Benzema indirectly told him to pay a ransom to get back a sex-tape of him with his girlfriend.
Police have arrested four people in an inquiry into a suspected attempt to bribe France international Mathieu Valbuena.
The investigating judge in the blackmail case has lifted the order preventing Karim Benzema from getting in touch with Mathieu Valbuena.
Mathieu Valbuena said that Karim Benzema "lied" and "scared" him over a sex-tape blackmail bid.
Karim Benzema claimed that he was a victim of "persecution" in the sex-tape blackmail case which has rocked French football.
Prosecutors have provisionally detained three men on suspicion of blackmailing Mathieu Valbuena.
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