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Benjamin Mendy testified before his rape trial that he “enjoyed sex with a lot of women”.

The City of Manchester The player denied the allegations against him, saying he met women “honestly, very easily”, and added that it was “normal” for him to sleep with multiple women on the same night. .

Wearing a navy blue suit, white shirt and tie, Mendy said he started getting attention from women when he was just 18 years old and playing for Marseille.

When asked by Eleanor Laws KC, defended, if he realized why, he said: “At first, no, but then, yes. Because of status.”

When he joined Manchester City in 2017, he said, the attention had become “10-fold”.

The 28-year-old French international said: “The way they came to me, it’s not because of my looks, but because of the football.”

When asked about his attitude to sex with women he didn’t know well, he said: “I don’t think at the time how they felt or they might be upset because for me, if they wanted to have sex and I want. to, everything is fine and I will continue my partying.”

He added that he enjoys “having sex with multiple women”, but if a woman says “no”, he will “accept it and stop”.

The World Cup champion said he was “not worried” about using birth control even though he “knew the risks”.

When asked why he continued to party with women he didn’t know after his initial arrest, Mendy said: “I didn’t do anything wrong so I just kept going.”

Ms Laws said: “Is that something that you regret now?”

Mendy replied, “Yes.”

“When I was in prison, it made me realize a lot of things. The party I was doing, it hurt a little inside,” he said.

He told the court he was injured a number of times while at City.

When asked what he thinks about women now, he said: “I don’t know if I could hurt their feelings if we could both have sex.”

He said he realized the way he sometimes talked about women was “disrespectful”.

Mendy told the court it was the first time in his life he was doing anything other than football and would earn £4 a day which he would spend in the canteen.

He said: “The first time I was really careful, like ‘I need to buy this, but if I get that, I can’t have that.’ Before in my life, everything I wanted to have I bought it. “.

“So it taught me the value of money.”

Louis Saha Matturie, 40, leaves Chester Crown Court, where he is charged with eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault, involving eight young women.  Date taken: Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
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Mendy’s friend and ‘fixer’, Louis Saha Matturie, 41, is charged with eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault

Mendy denies seven counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexually assaulting six young women.

His friend and ‘fixer’ Louis Saha Matturie, 41, of Eccles, Salford, denies six counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault involving seven young women.

The trial continues.

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