Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of rape by the Chester Crown Court. The 24-year-old lady is said to have been sexually assaulted by the former Manchester City player in a bedroom at his Cheshire home in October 2020. He was also charged with trying to rape a 29-year-old woman at his home two years earlier. Mendy, who had refuted both charges, was found not guilty by the jury at Chester Crown Court. According to him, the encounters had been done so voluntarily. The player had already been found not guilty on many counts of sex crimes against women, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the final two charges.
During his trials, the prosecution alleged that Mendy had visitors at The Spinney while he was still working for Manchester City. In 2017, Mendy apparently encountered a British student at a bar in Barcelona. One of Mendy’s pals became close to her, and she made plans to see him at the footballer’s home the next year. After a night out, she alleged that Mendy tried to rape her.
“I asked her whether having sex with her was okay. My friend, she said, “No.” It’s OK, my friend thinks it’s okay, so you can do anything you want, I said. That’s when she first became agitated and depressed. I just walked out,” Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy said.
Two years later, a woman and her pals were out at a pub close to Mendy’s house when they received an invitation to return to the football player’s home. She said that he escorted her to a closed bedroom after taking her phone. When she went to grab the phone that Mendy had thrown onto the bed, Mendy is accused of raping her. Mendy said that after their consenting sexual experience, the two exchanged information on Snapchat.
Mendy became the most expensive defender in the Premier League when City paid £52 million to Monaco for him in 2017. He participated in France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018 and won three titles with City. When his contract with the team expired at the end of June, he was let go.
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