Manchester City right-back, Benjamin Mendy is not having the best time in prison where he has been since August. He is reportedly not getting the VIP treatment he expected.
He was arrested and remanded in prison for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting unnamed victims between October 2020 and August 2021.
Benjamin Mendy was accused of three counts of rape in October, he sexually assaulted a woman in January 2021, and allegedly raped a woman in August 2021.
He will also face trial for breaching his bail condition earlier before he was re-arrested in August when new claims were brought against him.
On Friday, August 27, 2021, Benjamin Mendy made his first court appearance over the four counts of rape and sexual assault charges leveled against him.
The French international did not enter a plea during the hearing. According to reports, he only confirmed his name and date of birth before he was taken back to prison since the court refused to grant him bail.
Then, the report was that his defendants were working on another bail application for the 27-year-old French football star. Unfortunately for him, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, his defendants’ bill application was turned down at Chester Crown Court by Judge Steven Everett.
This means that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner would have to remain in prison until his next court hearing 8 days from the time of publishing this report.
Ahead of his next court hearing which is scheduled to take place on September 10, 2021, a source revealed to The Sun how Benjamin Mendy thought he was going to be taken to the VIP wing of the prison where celebrities are kept.
The source claimed that when Mendy first arrived at HMP Altcourse, a Category B prison, a staff of the prison told him that he would be housed in the VP wing of the prison for his protection.
To his dismay, the VP wing didn’t stand for the Very Important Personality (VIP) wing of the prison. It was a wing for common criminals. Hence, he was sober when he got to the wing.
The source said: “When Mendy arrived staff explained he was going to be kept on the VP wing for his safety.
“But perhaps because he is French and his English isn’t great, he misunderstood what they had said and thought he was being taken to a VIP wing for celebrities.
“He wasn’t happy and it was a very sobering experience for him.”
Benjamin Mendy is currently under suspension at Manchester City pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation and court hearing. The Frenchman still has two seasons left on his contract with the Premier League club.
Benjamin Mendy’s silverware collection is unreal pic.twitter.com/4z1cXhLjhb— Football Trolls (@FootballlTrolls) August 27, 2021