Paris, Apr 29(ANI): French winger Franck Ribery had paid thousands of pounds to jet an underage prostitute, Zahia Dehar, from France to Germany as a 'birthday present' to himself.
Dehar, who had been in hiding since the scandal broke a fortnight ago, revealed that Ribery paid for her first class flights and a five-star hotel for his 26th birthday last year.
"I was Ribery's birthday present. Franck approached me in a Paris club. He booked me and flew me to Munich to celebrate his 26th birthday," The Telegraph quoted Dehar, as saying.
"He made reservations at a luxury hotel in Munich. We had sex and he paid me. I was a lovely little present, wasn't I?" she added.
Ribery has been embroiled in a sex scandal after French police raided the Paris brothel Cafe Zaman, earlier this month.
Dehar had told officers how she had 1,500 pounds-a-night sex with three French international players, including Ribery.
While Ribery has admitted that he had sex with Dehar, he denies paying her or knowing she was only 17-years-old at the time, which would make it illegal. (ANI)