US News: United Kingdom: an alleged victim of the footballer Benjamin Mendy testifies

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The Benjamin Mendy trial continues in the United Kingdom with the testimony of the second complainant, present before the Court to respond to the counter-examination. The young woman accuses the French rape player during an evening in October 2020.

with our correspondent in London, Sidonie Gaucher

It is behind a black curtain, who protects her from the accused, that the second complainant Answers the Court questions. The first alleged victim, called "Woman One", had preferred the video, to accuse the attempted rape footballer. This time, "Woman Two" comes in person to accuse the sportsman.

She claims in her deposition that the footballer stole his mobile phone for him. Wanting to recover it, she follows him in her room. The door, with a fingerprint recognition system, closes behind them. As with the first complainant, Mendy would have assured that she did not want to hurt her and simply see her naked, before raping her three times. He would have judged him "too shy" and, in front of his resistances, would have boasted of having "lying with 10,000 women".

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Eight rapes

28 years old, the French defender, suspended for a year by Manchester City, appears for eight rapes , an attempted rape and sexual assault against seven women. The accusation presented him as an "predator" who abused "vulnerable, terrified and isolated" victims. He risks life imprisonment.

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