England star Jack Grealish was at Manchester City teammate Benjamin Mendy’s house party where women have been allegedly raped, a court has been told. One woman, 23, alleges she was raped through Mendy’s co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, 41, in a car once they went to get more drink. The jury heard that she informed a 2d girl, 17, that she had additionally had sex with Grealish at the same night.
The evidence was heard on 23 September at Chester Crown Court as a part of the trial against French footballer Mendy, 28, and Matturie. Both deny multiple sex offences and rape charges against a number of young women. Football icon Grealish, who was in the 23-man matchday squad for England’s fit against Italy on Friday night, was named when jurors have been played a police interview from one of the women accusing Mendy and Matturie of rape.
The 17-year-old female informed the court that Mendy raped her two times at his mansion in Prestbury, Cheshire, throughout the gathering, wherein Mendy’s friends and Grealish’s friends, from Birmingham, have been additionally present. In the police interview, the jury heard Matturie asked her to China White nightclub in Manchester city centre in the early hours of 23 August 2021. She arrived at around 3.30am and was outside the club shortly earlier than Mendy and Matturie left. The court heard: “They have been with Jack Grealish. There have been some ladies around him however they were taking pictures and video with his friends. The club did not like that. They wanted the pics to be deleted. There was a bit of a talking to. It took a while for them to come out.”
What actually Happened that Night
The teen got a taxi with 3 other ladies and one in every of Matturie’s friends to Mendy’s house, wherein the girls had their mobile phones taken away before going inside, the court was informed. In the police interview played out in court, she stated: “There have been already girls on the couch. They have been sat next to Jack.” Matturie then allegedly raped the 23-year-old in the vehicle they used to visit a store at a nearby petrol station earlier than returning to the house. The court heard the 23-year-old woman informed the teenager that she had fallen asleep in the vehicle, and had woken as much as discover Matturie raping her. She informed police: “We did not speak about sex ahead and afterwards we did not speak about it. There was nothing of the sort to suggest we were going to engage in sex.”
She informed police: “She informed me she had sex with Jack. I understand that this was after I had been with Ben [Mendy], because after she had gone to mattress with Ben as well. She had been taken up to a room with Ben. This was a bedroom.” She stated she noticed Grealish “passed out” in the residence, the jury was told. She stated she was raped once more through Matturie at a Manchester flat at the same day. Prosecutors declare Mendy is a “predator” who “turned the pursuit of women for sex into a game”. Matturie, his friend and “fixer”, allegedly had the job of locating young women for sex. Mendy, of Prestbury, Cheshire, denies seven counts of rape, one matter of tried rape and one matter of sexual attack against six young women. Matturie of Eccles, Salford, denies six counts of rape and 3 counts of sexual attack referring to seven young ladies. Both guys say if any intercourse did take location with women or girls it was consensual. The trial continues.