Man City’s Mendy pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy pleaded not guilty to nine charges of sexual assault against six women on Monday.

The 27-year-old has denied all charges, including seven counts of rape, at Chester Crown Court. The attacks allegedly occurred in his home between October 2020 and August 2021.

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Mendy’s other defendant, Luis Saha Matori, 40, also pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of the attacks. The trial date has been set for July 25.

Mendy last played for City against Tottenham Hotspur on August 15, and he was suspended by the Premier League club later that month when he was arrested.

The France international signed for City from Monaco in 2017 for £52m.

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