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Sport F1 champ embroiled in extortion attempt

10:16  04 june  2018
10:16  04 june  2018 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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Autosport reports Raikkonen has filed a complaint with police, claiming he’s been threatened with public accusations of sexual misconduct, unless he pays financial compensation.

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The claims came in a blog post by the woman. In a follow-up post, she said the time had come to stop protecting the driver and she would be taking legal action.

Raikkonen’s legal team told Autosport they received a letter last month stating she would go public with the accusations unless she received compensation, believed to be a “huge” amount of money.

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Jamie Benizri from Legal Logik, who represents the woman, said money wasn’t the reason behind the original complaint.

“It was not a question of cashing out and running to the bank. It was a question of trying to understand what happened in 2016,” Benizri told Autosport.

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A complaint has been made to police in Canada on behalf of Ferrari Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen alleging he is the victim of extortion by a woman in Montreal. The complaint, filed by a Montreal legal firm working for Raikkonen

He said Raikkonen’s extortion complaint was akin to “trying to kill an ant with a bazooka.”

Raikkonen returns to Montreal this week for the Canadian Grand Prix, following his fourth place finish in last weeks Monaco GP.

He currently sits fifth in the world championship, fifty points behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

The 38-year-old is off contract with Ferrari at the end of the 2018 season, with Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo mentioned as a possible replacement alongside Sebastian Vettel for 2019.

However, Raikkonen has recently been quoted as saying he wants to continue with the Italian team for at least another season.

Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion, hasn’t won a race since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix.

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