6 p.m. news – Benjamin Mendy trial: the second complainant testifies to the three rapes she allegedly suffered

In England, the trial of Benjamin Mendy, accused of eight rapes, an attempted rape and a sexual assault, continues. This Thursday, August 18, one of these complainants appeared at the bar. After the young woman’s pre-recorded video testimony was broadcast in the courtroom, the defense lawyer questioned her in court, while she was hidden behind a curtain which prevented her from seeing and hearing. be seen by the player. She accuses the footballer of having raped her three timesat home, one evening in October 2020.
The young woman said that she had met Benjamin Mendy in a bar with friends and that they then went to his house. At one point, she said, the athlete would have seen that she had her cell phone and would have taken her hands, accusing her of having taken photos to post them on social networks. She allegedly replied that it was wrong and that she wanted her phone back. Benjamin Mendy would then have gone to the first floor and she would have followed him to retrieve it.

The footballer would then have entered a room which opens using a digital key, before the door closes. He then said he wanted to see her naked, to which she replied that she did not want to have sex with him and that she wanted to leave. For his part, Benjamin Mendy would have retorted that the door was closed anyway.

Moments later, the player allegedly threw the phone on the bed and the complainant leaned over to grab it. Benjamin Mendy would then have pushed her to get on all fours. After “three forms of rape”, in the words of the young woman, the footballer reportedly let her go, telling her not to tell anyone.

The testimonies of the alleged victims will continue on Friday in court. The footballer has not yet had the floor.

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