Mendy rape accuser ‘was in WhatsApp group with one other alleged assault sufferer’

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The lady has alleged she was raped by Mendy, 28, thrice at his dwelling in October 2020 when she was aged 20, after going again to his home with different girls following a Sunday night consuming session in a close-by bar.

One other complainant, aged 24 on the time, alleges that three months later, on January 2 2021, Mendy sexually assaulted her by grabbing her groin over her clothes at a celebration at his mansion, The Spinney, in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire.

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

Manchester Metropolis footballer Benjamin Mendy at Chester Crown Courtroom (David Rawcliffe/PA) / PA Wire

Beneath cross-examination by Eleanor Legal guidelines QC, representing Mendy, the rape complainant denied making an attempt to “minimise” understanding the opposite girl, saying that they had a mutual pal and telling police in a press release: “I believe I’ll have met her as soon as however can’t be positive.”

She informed the jury at Chester Crown Courtroom she reported her rape allegation to police in November 2020 and came upon in regards to the groping allegation by the opposite girl in February 2021 and needed to take two months off work because of the trauma of reliving her personal expertise.

The opposite complainant then went to police shortly after the 2 girls had been involved within the February.

Ms Legal guidelines mentioned: “After she came upon about one another’s allegations she goes to police two days later.

“Has she ever mentioned with you due to what occurred, she wished to sue Manchester Metropolis for what occurred to her?”

The lady replied: “I don’t keep in mind.”

The witness mentioned she didn’t keep in mind each of them being a part of a WhatsApp group with the title “Sunday Shlagggs” however conceded that they had each been with different women on an in a single day journey to Wales.

She denied making an attempt to “exaggerate and lie” about what had occurred between her and Mendy.

Ms Legal guidelines continued: “Had you persuaded your self that it was Mr Mendy that had completed one thing improper that night time and never one thing fully consensual?”

The witness replied: “I’m completely sure I didn’t give consent.”

Ms Legal guidelines added: “What occurred in that room with Mr Mendy, in drink, is you probably did stuff you regretted and had been embarrassed in regards to the subsequent day?”

“Completely not,” the witness replied.

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

Louis Saha Matturie at Chester Crown Courtroom (David Rawcliffe/PA) / PA Wire

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

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

Each males say if any intercourse did happen it was consensual.

The trial continues.


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