Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has been arrested for allegedly trying to blackmail his former teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.
Former Liverpool striker arrested in sex tape scandal
Djibril Cisse has been allegedly trying to extort money from France international forward Valbuena with a sex tape
The striker along with four other men has been allegedly trying to extort money from France international forward Valbuena with a sex tape.
Cisse was said to have threatened Valbuena that he will release the sex tape which he appears in if he does not pay the money.
“We can confirm that he is being questioned over his role in this affair,” Daily Mail quotes a source working for investigators in Versailles, west of Paris.
The arrests took place in the Bouches-du-Rhone and Oise departments.
Cisse and Valbuena were team-mates at Marseille between 2006 and 2009 and also played together for the French national team.
Cisse signed for Liverpool in in 2004 for a record fee of £14.5m coach Gerard Houllier who is also a French man.
He later played for Marseille, Sunderland, QueensParkRangers, Qatari club AlGharafa and Kuban Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League.
The 34-year-old who now plays for Saint-Pierroise- in the Reunion Premier League, the top division in the French overseas territory Reunion located east of Madagascar- could face up to five years in jail of found guilty.
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