Famous people sometimes get extorted when their private materials fall into the wrong hands, but rarely do those extortion plots involve their former international teammates. That’s what has allegedly happened in France, however, as former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse is one of four people who were arrested in relation to a plot to blackmail Lyon midfielder Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.
French media, including Le Parisien, report that the arrests were made early Tuesday morning and that the alleged plan was to demand that Valbuena pay them or see the video (which has not been confirmed to exist) get released to the public.
From The Local:
According to L’Express news site, Cissé, a former French international striker and household name in the UK after spells with Liverpool, Sunderland and QPR, may soon be released without charge once he is ruled out any wrongdoing.
The other three men were arrested in the Bouches-du-Rhône and Oise départements, and are suspected of masterminding a blackmail plot against Valbuena.
This story will serve as the basis for a film that I really can’t wait to see.