A jury was informed that Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy had sexually assaulted a young girl before telling her “it’s fine, I’ve had sex with 10,000 women.”
The woman, 24, was allegedly assaulted by the 28-year-old at his $4 million property in Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire, in October 2020.
He is also charged with trying to rape a different lady, who was 29 at the time and claimed he had previously attacked her at his home two years prior.
The athlete disputes both accusations.
At Chester Crown Court, he is facing charges.
The France international was found not guilty of the sexual offenses claimed by other women following a trial that finished in January of this year, trial judge Stephen Everett, the Recorder of Chester, informed the jury of six women and six men.
He explained to the jury that he was retrying the two accusations of attempted rape and rape since the jury had previously been unable to decide on them.
The judge cautioned them to base their decisions solely on the facts presented in the current trial and not on the specifics of the previous trial or media coverage.
In a nightclub in Barcelona in late 2017, Mr. Aina claimed that Mr. Mendy first encountered woman A, a UK student and that she later got personal with one of his friends.
They stayed in touch, and a year later she planned to see the accused’s friend at the footballer’s house, where they had all stayed after spending the night out with other girls.
When she had a shower in the ensuite bathroom the following day, Mr. Mendy unexpectedly showed up wearing only boxer shorts and was “aroused,” the court was told.
The woman allegedly told the footballer repeatedly to stop before he allegedly grabbed her and attempted to rape her on the bed as she struggled to get away.
Mr. Aina told the jury: “At this stage, Mr. Mendy took a step back and said ‘you’re too shy’.
“Mr Mendy said, ‘It’s fine. I’ve had sex with 10,000 women.”
The football player denied any misconduct and told authorities on both instances that any sexual interaction was consensual.
The trial goes on.