Found not guilty for six rapes, the relatives of Benjamin Mendy were already aware of the verdict.
Accused of seven rapes, Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty unanimously by the jury for six rapes this Friday, January 13, the seventh could not be deliberated, triggering a new trial next June. In the meantime, if the legal troubles are not erased for the world champion, the victory is still very important for the Mendy clan who was aware of this verdict according to information from RMC Sport. “This is very good news. We never gave up and never doubted his innocence”. “We are very happy for them, continues another friend of the player. It was stressful for Benjamin and Louis (Saha Matturie). You have to have a mentality to overcome this trial and deal with all that. people who insulted him will now apologize.”
The satisfaction of his lawyer
Jenny Wiltshire, one of Benjamin Mendy’s lawyers, reacted to the verdict and expressed her joy, but is already looking forward to the new trial. “My client Benjamin Mendy would like to thank the members of the jury for their dedication and commitment. He also thanks all those who supported him, and in particular the witnesses who testified in his favor in the face of such intense publicity. look forward to clearing his name of the other two counts so that he can begin to rebuild his life. Until the completion of these proceedings, neither I nor my client are in a position to comment further.”
Manchester City’s reaction
While Benjamin Mendy’s contract with Manchester City will be definitively terminated in a few months, the club communicated after the announcement of the verdict, but did not take a position. “Manchester City FC take note of today’s verdict at Chester Crown Court in which a jury found Benjamin Mendy not guilty on seven counts. The jury is adjourned on two counts and the trial is now closed. As there are open issues related to this matter, the Club is unable to comment further at this time.”