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Valbuena case sentencing to begin next month on November 24—report

The judge in the sex tape trial pushes the sentencing to next month

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The judge presiding over the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape trial has pushed sentencing for those involved to November 24, according to MARCA.

As we know, Real Madrid and French international striker Karim Benzema is involved in the trial and could face up to 10 months in prison and a €75,000 fine if found guilty. The judge decided to delay sentencing until next month after the conclusion of the three-day trial on Friday.

Benzema’s representatives reportedly requested an acquittal as they claim Valbuena knowingly recorded the sex tape without the consent of his partner.

“Valbuena is a victim of his acts, given that it was he himself who filmed the sex tape with which they later tried to blackmail him.”

“He isn’t filmed without knowing, he films himself in selfie mode. The young girl doesn’t know she’s being filmed, filming someone without knowing it during a sexual act is criminally reprehensible.”

The November 24 sentencing trial is taking place the same day as Real Madrid are set to face Sheriff Tiraspol in the Champions League group stage. There is no word currently if Benzema’s status for the match will be affected.