Ex-Aston Villa player Antonio Luna handed suspended prison term

Ex-Aston Villa player Antonio Luna handed two-year suspended prison sentence for sharing sex tape of a threesome without consent

  • Antonio Luna, now a Girona player, handed a two-year suspended prison term
  • He had a consensual threesome with team-mate Sergi Enrich and a woman
  • They filmed the sexual activity and sent it to others via WhatsApp messages
  • The video then leaked onto the internet six months later
  • Publication of the video caused the woman psychological problems 

Former Aston Villa defender Antonio Luna has been handed a two-year suspended prison sentence in Spain after sharing a sex tape of a threesome without consent.

Luna, who played in the Premier League between 2013 and 2015, and his former Eibar team-mate Sergi Enrich engaged in consensual sexual activity with a young woman in April 2016.

Court documents said they filmed the episode without her consent and later shared it with other people via messages on WhatsApp. The explicit video was then leaked online six months later.

Former Aston Villa player Antonio Luna has been handed a two-year suspended prison sentence in Spain for sharing an explicit video of a threesome without consent

The documents added that the publication of the video led the young woman, who asked the players to stop filming during the sexual act, to experience psychological problems.

She was forced to take six months off work and sought professional help and took medication to cope with the stress.

The court told the two footballers to pay a combined £88,500 in legal fees plus £8,500 to the victim.

Defendants without a previous conviction are permitted to serve any sentence of two years or less on probation in Spain – provided they have committed a non-violent crime.

Luna’s former Eibar team-mate Sergi Enrich (right) was also involved in the sexual activity

After the video was released online, Enrich issued an apology on behalf of himself and Luna.

It read: ‘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.

Luna pictured marking Gareth Bale during a Real Madrid vs Eibar fixture in the Spanish league

‘We are aware that professional footballers should set an example in every walk of life, especially to children; this being the reason we apologise if this incident has caused harm to anyone.

‘Equally, we want to apologise for the damage the circulation of this video could cause to the third person involved in the video.

‘We wish to stress that, as Eibar players, an exemplary club that represents a set of fans and a city equally exemplary, we stand by the values that have been shown to us since we arrived in Eibar. We hope this incident does not in any way harm the image of the club, nor that of our team-mates.

‘Sergi Enrich and Antonio Luna.’

Luna left Eibar in 2017 and now plays for second division Girona.

Eibar said in a statement they condemned what happened and would deal with Enrich internally.

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