Benjamin Mendy, a former defender for Manchester City, was found not guilty on Friday on one count of raping a woman and one count of attempting to rape another woman.

Former Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy, left, arrives at Chester Crown Court, in Chester England, July 14, 2023, where he is accused of rape and attempted rape. (Source: AP News)

Tears of Joy on Benjamin Mendy’s Trial

According to the news published by AP News, after a three-week trial at Chester Crown Court in Northwest England, Mendy, 28-year-old, sobbed as the jury foreman announced the results. After hearing the judgments, he stood but then sank to his seat, placing his head on his knees and dabbing his eyes with a tissue.

The France international’s deal with City expired on July 1, and he was exonerated of trying to rape a woman at his house in October 2018 when she was 29 years old. He was also exonerated of raping a second lady at the age of 24 by the same jury two years later, in his residence.

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Long Deliberation of Benjamin Mendy Trial is Over

Mendy asserted that the instances were consensual encounters and refuted the accusations. For more than three hours, the jury of six men and six women deliberated the verdicts. After a six-months of Benjamin Mendy’s Trial was exonerated by a jury of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault involving four young ladies. The retrial was necessary because the jury was unable to reach verdicts on two charges of attempted and actual rape.

“The police have been looking into this incident for approximately three years. Although Mr. Mendy has made an effort to maintain his composure, the proceedings have unavoidably hurt him, according to Mendy’s attorney Jenny Wiltshire outside of court.

He expresses gratitude to everyone who has helped him through this difficult time and requests privacy so that he can start his life over.

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