Manchester Metropolis footballer Benjamin Mendy raped a younger lady then advised her “it’s high quality, I’ve had intercourse with 10,000 ladies”, a jury has heard.
The 28-year-old is accused of attacking the lady, aged 24 on the time, at his £4m mansion in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, in October 2020.
He’s additionally accused of the tried rape of one other lady, aged 29 on the time, who stated he additionally attacked her at his house two years earlier than.
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The footballer denies each expenses.
He’s on trial at Chester Crown Courtroom.
The jury of six ladies and 6 males have been advised by trial Choose Stephen Everett, the Recorder of Chester, that the France worldwide was discovered not responsible of sexual offences alleged by different ladies after a trial that led to January this 12 months.
He advised jurors the jury final time couldn’t attain verdicts on the 2 expenses they’re listening to, that of rape and tried rape, therefore his re-trial on these two expenses.
The choose warned them to not search for particulars of the previous trial or observe protection within the media, and solely resolve the case on the proof heard in courtroom within the present trial.
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Benjamin Aina KC, opening the trial, stated: “Benjamin Mendy is a footballer who was underneath contract to Manchester Metropolis FC.
“He would have events and social gatherings at his house, The Spinney, in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire.
“He would have each female and male visitors at his social gatherings.
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“It’s the prosecution case that on two events Mr Mendy took benefit of two of his feminine visitors.
“On one event he tried to have compelled intercourse with a feminine visitor, lady A.
“On one other event he raped a feminine visitor in one in every of his bedrooms, lady B.”
Mr Aina stated Mr Mendy first met lady A, a UK pupil, whereas in a nightclub in Barcelona in late 2017 and he or she turned intimate with one in every of his associates.
They saved in contact and a 12 months later she organized to go to the accused’s pal on the footballer’s home, the place they stayed after all of them went with different ladies for an evening out.
The morning after, when she took a bathe within the ensuite rest room, Mr Mendy appeared uninvited, sporting simply boxer shorts and he was “aroused”, the courtroom heard.
The footballer is then alleged to have grabbed the lady and tried to rape her on the mattress as she tried to battle free, regardless of her repeatedly telling him to cease.
Two years later, lady B was out with associates at a bar in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, close to Mr Mendy’s house, after they had been invited again to the footballer’s home.
She alleges the accused took her telephone from her, which contained “intimate” images, then led her to his locked bed room, as she requested for her telephone again.
Mr Aina stated Mr Mendy advised her “I simply wanna take a look at you” and advised her to take her garments off.
Lady B complied, leaving her underwear on, and Mr Mendy then threw her telephone on the mattress.
As she went to retrieve it, the footballer is alleged to have taken maintain of her from behind and raped her regardless of her telling him she didn’t need to have intercourse.
Mr Aina advised the jury: “At this stage Mr Mendy took a step again and stated ‘you’re too shy’.
“Mr Mendy stated, ‘It’s high quality. I’ve had intercourse with 10,000 ladies’.”
The footballer advised police on each events any sexual contact was consensual and denies any wrongdoing.
The trial continues.