Benjamin Mendy, a Manchester City footballer, has been charged with another count of rape.
After a new complainant emerged, the 27-year-old French footballer is now charged with eight counts of rape, one offense of sexual assault, and one count of attempted rape.
Mr. Mendy pled not guilty to all except the most recent charge, which is yet to be presented to him. Since reporting restriction was lifted at Chester Crown Court, the contents of the current charge might be made public.
All of the offenses are said to have occurred between October 2018 and August 2021 at Mr. Mendy’s residence. Mr. Mendy, from Prestbury in Cheshire, will stand trial on July 25 with his co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has also pleaded not guilty.
Mr Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, denies eight charges of rape and four acts of sexual assault against eight young women, crimes he allegedly committed between July 2012 and August 2021.
Both men are out on bail awaiting their trial, which is set to begin next month.
Benjamin Mendy had to surrender his passport and return to his home in Cheshire as part of his bail conditions. He’s also been instructed not to contact any complainants, who must remain anonymous in media reporting.
In a transaction worth more than £50 million, he moved from Monaco to Manchester City in 2017. The 10-time France international has appeared in almost 70 games for City and has three Premier League medals to his name.
Mendy is a French footballer who plays left-back for Manchester City in the Premier League and the France national team. Mendy began his playing career with Le Havre’s reserve team in 2010 after graduating from the club’s development academy. A year later, he was promoted to the first squad.
Mendy helped Manchester City to win four Premier League titles, four league cups, one FA Cup, and one Community Shield before his ordeal started.