The trial of former Manchester Metropolis footballer Benjamin Mendy is “simply one other chapter in a really outdated story” of rape and sexual assault towards ladies, a jury has heard. That is in accordance with prosecutor, Timothy Cray QC addressing Chester Crown Courtroom, in north-west England on Monday.
Mendy is accused of eight counts of rape, one among tried rape, and one among sexual assault. The alleged offences towards seven ladies are stated to have taken place at Mendy’s Cheshire residence between October 2018 and August of final yr.
The 28-year-old stands trial alongside co-defendent Louis Saha Matturie, 41, who Cray described as his “fixer” to assist him discover younger ladies to abuse.
Each males have pleaded not responsible to all fees.
Opening the case, Cray stated it had “little or no to do with soccer”, and was extra about males who “assume they’re highly effective”.
Mendy received the World Cup with France in 2018 and the Premier League title with Manchester Metropolis thrice between 2018 and 2021.
The trial is predicted to final over three months.