Ribery has already testified, and Benzema is set to be questioned over alleged sexual relations with an underage prostitute operating out of a trendy Paris club. With France coach Raymond Domenech set to name his squad in about three weeks, the sex scandal could not have come at a worse time for the beleaguered team. It follows a difficult qualifying campaign, during which Ribery was one of the rare players to shine. Domenech favors tranquility and seclusion at team camps during major tournaments, but the headlines around Europe show no signs of going away.
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Luna and Enrich's statement in full: In light of the circulation on social media of a sexually explicit video in which we, the undersigned, appear, we want to state that the video shows a recording of a private act which took place between fully consenting adults, within the scope of the freedoms we all enjoy. We deeply regret that an indiscretion for which we are not responsible has led to these images being published without our knowledge or, far less, our consent. We likewise regret the potential damage [not only] to our image but in particular to that of our club, whose colours we represent, and that it could have offended our supporters and the city of Eibar in general.
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The three dismissed players—whose names have not been released to the public—were filmed by a fourth, unidentified player engaging in group masturbation while inside the dressing room areas. The video, which was reportedly recorded on Friday, quickly made the rounds, opening up the third division club to derision and criticism from media and fans alike. Club president Gilmar Rosso spoke to Brazilian outlet Globo Esport e following the dismissals, reiterating that the players were released due to the acts having occurred on club property:
There was a lot that happened - and there was a lot of nudity. It would appear that the hacking excuse was out of the question, because Schultz posted several times after the incident, making sarcastic remarks towards the incident and implying that this wasn't all that surprising to her. There were reports that the two have broken it off that surfaced days after the photo leak, so it would appear that this was a pretty serious screw up by Rollins.