Benjamin Mendy: footballer tried to rape woman after shower, jury told | UK news

The Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy tried to rape a woman who had gone to his house to meet another footballer in his entourage, a court has heard.

She told police the 28-year-old assaulted her after she had a shower in his mansion, tugging at her towel and telling her he wanted to see her naked before attempting to have intercourse with her.

The woman, then 29, had met Mendy in a nightclub in Barcelona in October 2017 along with another French footballer, Diacko Fofana, a jury at Chester crown court was told on Wednesday.

The woman, who was described by the prosecutor, Timothy Cray QC, as “the opposite of a football groupie”, told police she was introduced to Fofana and Mendy by a club promoter who offered them VIP treatment. “We don’t want to hang around in queues and…

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