Spanish press reports revealed the cost of the private leaks published by El Confidential magazine, in which Real Madrid president Florentino Perez criticized a number of former football stars.
The newspaper “El Confidencial” published audio recordings of Perez dating back to 2006 after his first term as president of the royal club, which ended with his resignation in February of that year, criticizing in a humiliating manner the legends of the royal club: the likes of goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Raul Gonzalez, Luis Figo and Portuguese coach Mourinho, in addition to Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to the Catalan newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, the leaks that were recorded to the president of Real Madrid, cost the magazine about 6 million euros in order to take the exclusivity of publishing these dangerous leaks to Perez.
In turn, the Real Madrid president confirmed, in an official statement, that he will take legal action against the party that leaked these audio recordings, and instructed his lawyers to file cases to obtain large compensation after that scandal.
On the other hand, Professor of Criminal Law Emilio Cortes confirmed that recording a conversation does not constitute a crime if it was committed by a person participating in the said conversation, even if it was done without the consent of the other party.
He also stressed that the leaks are not a crime punishable by law if it is in the public interest, and the recordings are Florentino’s personal opinions about Raul, Casillas, Mourinho or Cristiano Ronaldo.