Benjamin Mendy ‘told woman “don’t worry, it’s small’ before raping her at his mansion’ 0 30

BENJAMIN Mendy told a woman “it’s small, don’t worry” before he raped her at his mansion, a court heard.

The Manchester City left-back, 28, is accused of 10 offences against seven women as young as 17 between October 2018 and August last year.

PABenjamin Mendy is seen arriving at Chester Crown Court today[/caption] PAMendy’s co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, is accused of eight counts of rape[/caption]

He denies eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape.

Today, the jury were shown a police interview with one alleged victim.

In it, she tells cops player tried to “debate” her into having sex after getting her alone at a gathering at his mansion in July 2021.

Despite giving him “every excuse” her protests “didn’t phase him”, Chester Crown Court heard.

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Mendy allegedly told the woman “don’t you trust me”, shortly before she “gave in” and had sex – which lasted 20 seconds, she claims.

The woman said she “felt dirty” and used most of a pack of baby wipes to try to clean herself after the incident, the jury heard.

She did not report the rape to police until being contacted by officers after other allegations surfaced because “it was like one word against another”.

Recalling the alleged incident in a recorded police interview she said she had been invited to Mendy’s home where people were drinking and playing games.

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But as she was about to leave, he took her into the cinema room at the house alone where they talked and began kissing before he pulled his underwear down.

She said: “His language was quite direct and crude. He said ‘you don’t trust me?’ and I said ‘I don’t know you’.

“He was like ‘all these women want to f**k me’ and I was like ‘okay’.”

“I think he was saying stuff to make me want to do stuff with him. I was like I’m not doing anything like that and I literally had to give excuses as to why.”

The woman gave Mendy several reasons as to why she didn’t want to have sex with him – including her fear it would “hurt”, she claims.

She says he replied: “It’s small, don’t worry.”

The woman added: “I was sat on a bean bag and he was standing in front of me holding himself. I felt like I had given him every excuse to get out of the situation…

“It didn’t phase him, it’s like nothing I said got through to him and it’s like arguing with a brick wall.”

The woman explained to the court how she didn’t know other guests at the party well and didn’t feel she could just walk away.

She continued: “When I sat on that bean bag and I ended up having to like give in. There was nothing more I could do.”

“Within 20 seconds it was over.”

Following the alleged rape, she said she “didn’t know how to process what had just happened” and “felt so by myself”, the court heard.

Mendy denies eight counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, and one count of sexual assault against seven young women.

Mendy’s co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, is accused of eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault relating to eight women, which he denies.

Saha Matturie – the footballer’s friend and fixer – allegedly had the job of finding young women for sex.

Both men say that if any sex did take place it was consensual.

In the first week of his trial, Chester Crown Court heard how Mendy boasted “I have had sex with 10,000 women” shortly after raping a 20-year-old.

The footballer allegedly told the woman “the door is locked anyway” when she begged to leave his bedroom.

And yesterday, Mendy was accused of grabbing another woman between her legs and asking her: “Why are you angry?”

He was accused of sexually assaulting the alleged victim at a pool party at his mansion in January 2021.

In a police interview, shown to Chester Crown Court, the woman claims the former French international questioned why she was annoyed then told her: “You look better when you smile.”

She told a detective: “I was just shocked. I was just taken aback by it.

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“I was just shocked in realising what happened.”

The trial continues.

PAThe Manchester City left-back, 28, is accused of 10 offences against seven women[/caption]

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 40

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

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DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

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He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

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He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

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Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

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