Charges Dropped

30 Jan

Franck-Ribery-and-Karim-Benzema-1959488And so ends the saga of one of the more unsavory episodes in the life of Karim Benzema. A French court has dropped the charges of soliciting an underage prostitute against Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema.

FROM THE GUARDIAN

French court drops sex charges against Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema

• France internationals discharged over underage claims
• Benzema denied sexual relations with prostitute

The France internationals Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema have been discharged of solicitation of an underage prostitute, the Paris Correctional Tribunal said on Thursday.

Real Madrid’s striker Benzema and Bayern Munich’s forward Ribéry, who did not attend their trial, were being tried on charges of paying the prostitute-turned-fashion model Zahia Dehar when she was aged 16 and 17.

Ribéry has admitted paying her for sex but said he did not know her age. Benzema has denied having any sexual relations with Dehar. Paying for sex is not illegal in France but underage prostitution is.

Last December, the National Assembly passed a bill to fine prostitutes’ clients, but it still has to pass the Senate and be signed by president Francois Hollande before it becomes law.

Karim, you need to hang out with a different crowd. Maybe having a kid will calm you down a bit (though that obviously didn’t work for Franck).

– Lozil

One Response to “Charges Dropped”

  1. jellyace January 31, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    Whew!

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