Benjamin Mendy pleaded not guilty
Benjamin Mendy pleaded not guilty to the tenth charge against him. He had already pleaded not guilty a few weeks ago for the other nine.
A total of eight rapes, one attempted rape and one sexual assault.
The former France international in his navy blue suit, white shirt and striped blue tie stood up and answered “not guilty” when the charge was read out at the start of his trial. Since the start of the hearing, Benjamin Mendy has been accompanied by an interpreter.
Beginning of the hearing
Benjamin Mendy has just moved into the courtroom. The trial will start late.
What to expect from this first day of trial?
This first day of trial is very administrative. It must make it possible to constitute the jury, define the number of witnesses to be heard, which could determine the time of the trial. The prosecutor will speak from August 15.
Benjamin Mendy arrived at his trial
He did not say a word to the many journalists present.
4 questions to understand the trial
It has been a year now since the rape case concerning Benjamain Mendy was made public with the imprisonment of the world champion. Since then, several other women have brought new charges. 4 questions to understand the Mendy trial while it is still in its premises, it’s here.
Louis Saha Matturie arrives in court
No link of course with his namesake, former Manchester United and France player Louis Saha.
Beginning of the hearing at 11 a.m., French time
Benjamin Mendy is expected in court in a few moments
Beginning this Wednesday August 10 of the trial of Benjamin Mendy
The 2018 world champion is on trial from Wednesday at Chester Court. He is accused by 7 women of 8 rapes, an attempted rape and a sexual assault. He appears next to Louis Saha Matturie, his co-accused and who seems to be a member of his entourage. The trial could last until mid-autumn.