Benjamin Mendy Not Found Guilty Of Rape
Benjamin Mendy cleared of one count rape After a tape of one of the encounters was played in court, Man City star Benjamin Mendy was absolved of one count of rape on Tuesday, September 13th, in the evening. After the prosecution presented no additional evidence against the defendants on those four counts, his co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 41, was also exonerated of two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault committed against the same victim, known as Woman Seven. The lady, who claimed to have been raped, was shown on a secret tape having “enthusiastic sex” with Matturie, which was shown to the jury. Matturie wiped his eyes as he stood in the dock, and the foreman of the jury delivered the formal not guilty verdicts, as instructed by the judge, at Chester Crown Court. Mendy, 28, has denied eight charges of rape and one count of attempted rape against five women, as well as one act of sexual assault. The alleged offenses occurred on five separate occasions at his Cheshire estate between October 2018 and August last year, involving seven women in all. Mendy denies all of the allegations. Matturie, 41, of Eccles, Salford, has pleaded not guilty to eight charges of rape and four counts of sexual assault on eight different women. For the time being, both Mendy and Matturie are on trial.