April 17, 2024

After Ribéry and Benzema, Zahia thought the worst

Two French national team players caught up in an underage escort affair, it was 2010 and it was the Zahia affair. At the time, Karim Benzema and Franck Ribéry were prosecuted and then acquitted by the Paris Criminal Court, which concluded that the two footballers were acting in good faith, as they had not been informed of the prostitute’s age at the time of the events. 13 years l…

Two French national team players caught up in an underage escort affair, it was 2010 and it was the Zahia affair. At the time, Karim Benzema and Franck Ribéry were prosecuted and then acquitted by the Paris Criminal Court, which concluded that the two footballers were acting in good faith, as they had not been informed of the prostitute’s age at the time of the events. 13 years later, the victim of this sordid story testifies.

14725mming my adult life with that label, being known by everyone as that kind of woman, was very hard.

I’d been killed

Today recognized in the artistic world as an actress, model and fashion designer, Zahia Dehar thought of ending it all, convinced at the time that her destiny was now hopeless. I wondered what I was going to do with my life. When I went to look for work, I thought: ‘They’ll laugh at me, they’ll reject me, I’ll be discriminated against because of this label’. Same thingI don’t want to think about judgment.