Benjamin Mendy pleads not guilty to nine counts of sexual offences

Suspended Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has pleaded not guilty to nine sexual assaults.

In August 2021, the left-back was charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault after making two appearances for Manchester City that season.

Following the claims, the Premier League winner Mendy was immediately suspended, and the Frenchman was subjected to a slew of other accusations during the winter months.

who is this She currently faces seven counts of rape, one count of sexual assault, and one count of attempted rape of six young women.

The alleged crimes were reportedly committed between October 2018 and August 2021, and he was released on bail prior to his appearance in Crown Court.

On Monday, the 27-year-old and his co-defendant Louis Saha Matori, 40, appeared in court at Chester Crown Court and pleaded not guilty of all allegations.

Matori, of Eccles in Salford, is accused of rape and sexual assault against eight young women between July 2012 and August 2021.

After pleading their innocence on Monday, Mindy and Matori are scheduled to appear before a jury on July 25, while the two accused remain free on bail.