Benjamin Mendy, a former Manchester City football player, was found not guilty of both counts of attempted and actual rape at Chester Crown Court.
Following a three-week trial at Chester Crown Court, the 28-year-old cried as the jury foreman declared the not-guilty findings. Mendy’s head was kneeling down as he sank to his seat, cleaning away tears with a white tissue after standing for the verdicts.
In October 2018, Mendy was found not guilty of trying to r@pe a woman at his £4 million property in Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire. The casualty was 29 years of age at that time. On July 1, his contract with the champions of the Premier League came to an end. He was also set free from r@ping a second, 24-year-old woman.
The French football player allegedly later informed her, “it’s fine, I’ve had sex with 10,000 women,” as the court heard.
The jury of six men and six women deliberated for approximately three hours and fifteen minutes prior to rendering their verdicts. Accordingly, Chief Judge Steven Everett said, “Mr. Mendy can be let out of the dock.”
His trial was a retrial following a jury recently excused him of all charges connected with six counts of rape and one count of rape including four young ladies or teens. Six months were spent on the trial.
The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the two counts of rape and attempted rape on which he was retried.