Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy is currently on trial at Chester Crown Court, facing charges of rape and attempted rape. The 28-year-old is accused of assaulting a 24-year-old woman in October 2020 at his residence in Cheshire, as well as attempting to rape a 29-year-old woman two years prior.
During the trial, the jury heard that Mendy allegedly told the first woman, after the alleged attack, “it’s fine, I’ve had sex with 10,000 women.” The court was also informed that Mendy had previously been found not guilty of sexual offenses against other women in a trial that concluded earlier this year.
The trial judge, Stephen Everett, instructed the jury to base their decision solely on the evidence presented during the current trial and not to seek information from previous proceedings or media coverage.
According to the prosecution, Mendy, who held social gatherings at his residence, allegedly took advantage of two female guests. The first incident involved the accused trying to forcibly have sex with a female guest, while the second incident involved the alleged rape of another female guest in one of the bedrooms.
The prosecution outlined that the first woman had met Mendy in late 2017 and had maintained contact. She visited his house a year later with the accused’s friend and others after a night out. In the morning, Mendy allegedly entered the ensuite bathroom uninvited and attempted to rape her on the bed while she tried to resist.
The second woman alleged that she and her friends were invited to Mendy’s house after meeting at a bar near his residence. She claimed that he took her phone, led her to his locked bedroom, asked her to undress, and proceeded to rape her despite her objections. Mendy allegedly commented that she was “too shy” and mentioned having had sex with 10,000 women.
Mendy has denied both charges, asserting that any sexual contact was consensual. The trial is ongoing.