Man City’s Mendy pleads not guilty to rape charges, trial set for July 25

May 25 – Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy,  has pleaded not guilty to nine charges of sexual offences against six women.

Appearing in court in Chester on Monday, Mendy denied all charges which include seven of rape. He is also accused of sexual assault and attempted rape.

Mendy, 27, was in court alongside co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, who pleaded not guilty to 12 charges – eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault.

Mendy joined Man City from Monaco in 2017. The offences are alleged to have taken place at his home between October 2018 and August 2021.

Currently released on bail, his trial is scheduled to start July 25.

The charges against Matturie, 40, relating to alleged attacks on eight women between July 2012 to August 2021.

Mendy has played 50 times for the club and has 10 caps for France. Man City suspended Mendy as soon as the allegations came to light.

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