Lady in Benjamin Mendy rape case ‘seemed like she had seen a ghost’

Lady in Benjamin Mendy rape case ‘seemed like she had seen a ghost’


younger lady “seemed like she had seen a ghost” moments after rising from a bed room the place footballer Benjamin Mendy allegedly raped her 3 times, her pal has informed a court docket.

The pal stated she had gone to search for the 20-year-old, who she regarded “like a sister”, after she had gone lacking with Mendy for round 20 minutes throughout a celebration on the Manchester Metropolis star’s mansion in Cheshire.

The witness informed Chester Crown Courtroom she discovered her pal coming downstairs from an upstairs bed room.

She seemed clean. She seemed lifeless

Timothy Cray QC, prosecuting Mendy, 28, who denies a number of intercourse assaults, requested the pal: “How did she look to you?”

The witness replied: “She seemed like she had seen a ghost. She seemed clean. She seemed lifeless.”

Moments later the rape complainant informed her pal she was “very eager” to go away and go residence, the trial heard.

Once they obtained to her residence, the 20-year-old informed her pal she was “wonderful” and tried “disregarding” the incident, the witness stated.

However she additionally talked about “being in a scenario the place you don’t wish to do one thing, really feel pressured so that you simply go together with one thing”, the pal informed the jury.

Benjamin Mendy arrives at Chester Crown Courtroom (David Rawcliffe/PA) / PA Wire

She stated that the morning after, the complainant stated Mendy had promised to not contact her if she stripped whereas he checked out her, however then “compelled” her down on a mattress and raped her.

Earlier the court docket heard each younger girls had been amongst a bunch of 4 associates who went again to Mendy’s residence, The Spinney in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, after drinks at a close-by bar on October 11 2020.

The ladies had been informed to not use their telephones at Mendy’s residence as a result of sensitivities to social media images and posts and worries about gatherings through the Covid pandemic.

The 20-year-old lady had been scrolling via her telephone close to a swimming pool when he came visiting and “snatched” the telephone from her to examine if she had been taking photos and posting to social media, the court docket has been informed.

She stated she requested for it again however the footballer led her to an upstairs bed room the place the alleged intercourse assault passed off regardless of her telling him she didn’t need intercourse.

Mendy’s co-accused Louis Saha Matturie (David Rawcliffe/PA) / PA Wire

Prosecutors allege Mendy is a “predator” who “turned the pursuit of girls for intercourse right into a recreation”.

Mendy denies eight counts of rape, one depend of tried rape and one depend of sexual assault towards seven younger girls.

Co-accused Louis Saha Matturie, 41, is the footballer’s pal and fixer, alleged to have had the job of discovering younger girls for intercourse.

Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, denies eight counts of rape and 4 counts of sexual assault regarding eight younger girls.

Each males say if any intercourse did happen with girls or women it was consensual.

The trial continues.

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