Benjamin Mendy Has Been Found Not Guilty Of Rape

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Former Manchester City embattled defender Benjamin Mendy has been cleared of rape and attempted rape on Friday, July 14, 2023.

Benjamin Mendy Has Been Found Not Guilty Of Rape

Mendy, 28, was accused of attacking a 24-year-old woman at his £4m mansion in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire in October 2020.

The Frenchman was also accused of attempted rape of another woman, aged 29, who claimed that he did molest her at his home two years ago.

This Benjamin Mendy’s case is coming after he was cleared of six rape cases at an earlier trial in January, which we duly reported.

The France international could not hide his tears are he was declared not guilty by the jury foreman following a three-week trial at Chester Crown Court.

The Jury that handled his case consisted of six men and six women who deliberated for about three hours and 15 minutes before reaching their conclusion.

Following the not guilty verdicts read in the court, Judge Steven Everett said: “Mr Mendy can be discharged from the dock.”

Benjamin Mendy, who saw his contract with Manchester City expired on June 30, 2023, was cleared at the earlier trial of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, relating to four young women or teenagers.

However, jurors failed to reach verdicts on two counts of rape and attempted rape, prompting a re-trial which he has now been cleared of.

Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy is a French professional footballer who was born on 17th July, 1994 and plays as a left-back for Manchester City.

Mendy also played for the France National team from 2017 until 2019.

Mendy started his playing career in 2010 with the AC Le Havre reserve team after graduating from Le Havre’s development program. A year later, he was promoted to the first squad.

Benjamin Mendy Has Been Found Not Guilty Of Rape

He stayed with the organization until 2013, when he switched to Marseille of Ligue 1.

Benjamin Mendy played with Les Olympiens for the following three seasons before moving on to Monaco, where he won the national championship in 2016–17.

What Happened To Mendy?

Benjamin Mendy was accused of rape and attempted rape together with Louis Saha Matturie, 41, an alleged “fixer”, but was found not guilty by the jury of three counts of rape relating to two teenagers.

He was later set to face a separate trial later in the year after he pleaded not guilty in the January trials. He was later cleared of all charges.

The prosecution had accused Mendy of being a sexual “predator” who raped or sexually assaulted young women procured by Matturie at parties at his luxury home in south of Manchester.

Benjamin Mendy however denied ever forcing any woman into sex and both said any sexual activity they had with women was consensual.

Mendy was suspended by Manchester City – which he joined from French club Monaco in 2017 – after the allegations were made.

The Frenchman has played 75 times for City, but his playing time was limited by injuries and a loss of form.

The former Monaco defender has not played since August 15, 2021 — days before he was hit with an initial charge of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

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