Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy raped three women in the same night following a pool party at his mansion and a subsequent nightclub trip, a court has heard.
The 28-year-old is accused of raping three women after the party at his home in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, and the trip to China White nightclub in Manchester on July 23-24 last year.
At Chester Crown Court on Monday, prosecutor Timothy Cray QC told jurors on the night of July 23 and the early morning of July 24, Mendy raped a 22-year-old and two 19-year-old women.
His co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, is also accused of raping one of the 19-year-olds, as well as another 22-year-old woman in the same period.
Mr Cray said this took place after lockdown restrictions were lifted and the new Premier League season was getting under way.
It is alleged during Mendy’s pool party, Saha asked one woman to drive to a local shop with him.
On the way back he tried to kiss her and took hold of her bare legs, the jury were told.
A woman, aged 22, who worked at a nightclub in Manchester, was also at the pool party, invited by Saha in return for money – an attempt to ‘procure’ her as a potential victim, it is alleged.
Mendy invited her to the cinema room in the house, the woman telling another girl if she was not back in 10 minutes to come and find her.
The 22-year-old did not want sex but he ‘persisted in his demands’ until she gave in and he raped her, the court heard.
Jurors were told the other girl did come looking for her – but found two of Mendy’s associates blocking her way.
After the pool party, Mendy, Saha and others went to China White nightclub in Manchester.
Two women, both 19, who had been to the pool party, returned to Mendy’s house after the club, where both were raped, it is alleged.
One was drunk and she remembered being in the swimming pool.
Her next recollection was being face down on a sofa in the living room with her arms being held behind her back.
Mendy was raping her from behind saying, ‘Don’t move, don’t move’, the court heard.
Saha is also alleged to have raped the same woman. – MailOnline.