Former Argentine attacker Lavezzi files complaint for sex video blackmail

BUENOS AIRES: Former striker for Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli Ezequiel Lavezzi has denounced that he is being blackmailed for sex videos, Argentinian judicial sources said.

The 35-year-old former Argentine international, who retired in December, claimed to have received messages threatening to publish intimate images of him on the Internet if he didn't pay $ 5,000 each.

Lawyers representing Lavezzi, who also played for the Chinese side Hebei Fortune and San Lorenzo In his homeland, he filed the complaint with cybercrime prosecutors.

With Argentina under the coronavirus blockade, Lavezzi is currently on the Caribbean island of San Bartolome , a French overseas territory, together with his Brazilian partner, model and actress Natalia Borges , who also received threats on his social media accounts, according to sources.

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The Argentinian press has dubbed the affair a "pornoextortion".

According to Lavezzi's lawyers, the content of the videos is likely to be genuine.