Manchester news 'Lies' of accuser proves others can lie about rape, Benjamin Mendy jury told Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - The City player and his alleged 'fixer' deny a string of alleged sex crimes

Manchester news 'Lies' of accuser proves others can lie about rape, Benjamin Mendy jury told Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - The City player and his alleged 'fixer' deny a string of alleged sex crimes

Manchester news 'Lies' of accuser proves others can lie about rape, Benjamin Mendy jury told Manchester united news
21 November 2022 - 21:01

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The 'layer upon layer of lies' allegedly told by one of the accusers at Benjamin Mendy's trial proves that people can lie about being raped, a jury was told. The claim was made at Chester Crown Court during a speech on behalf of the Manchester City player's alleged 'fixer', Louis Saha Matturie. Both Mr Mendy and Mr Matturie are on trial accused of a series of sexual offences including rape, and the pair deny all charges. READ MORE:Girl, 16, gives birth after judge approves caesarean against her wishes Delivering her closing speech to jurors, Mr Matturie's barrister Lisa Wilding KC referred to the case of Woman Seven. The woman alleged that she had been raped by Mr Mendy, 28, and Mr Matturie, 41, but the charges relating to her were dropped after a video of her and Mr Matturie engaging in 'consensual, enthusiastic and willing sex' emerged. Ms Wilding described Woman Seven's allegations as being 'layer upon layer of lies'. "You, members of the jury, are the people who were being lied to," she said. Ms Wilding added: "You may think 'why would anyone come to this courtroom and lie about being raped?' "Who knows? That is a question that even the most professionally trained psychiatrist can't answer, and you don't have to. "But what you do know is that it happens, you have proof that it happens." Ms Wilding said she felt it was 'important' to mention Woman Seven, despite her allegations no longer being considered by the jury, 'because of collusion'. She claimed there is a 'spider's web of connections' between the complainants in the case, and said there are 'similarities' in the accounts which some of them have made. "On numerous occasions and in numerous ways, they have lied," Ms Wilding alleged. "Lying can be overt, in the witness box, 'yes I was raped, when there is proof otherwise'. "Manipulation and deceit are more subtle." She claimed there has been 'collusion and contamination' and it was 'clear that all of the witnesses in this case became very aware that others were making allegations'. Ms Wilding then examined the accounts of complainants who have made allegations against Mr Matturie, including Woman Eleven. She claims that Mr Matturie raped her in a car in August last year, after they had driven to a shop to buy some more alcohol during a party at Mr Mendy's house. Ms Wilding claimed it was a 'five star example of how easy it is to simply band words around'. The jury heard that Woman Eleven claimed to have been asleep for much of the drive and couldn't remember details. Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy (Image: Daily Mirror/Andy Stenning) "The account that Mr Matturie has given is a five star example of how he is willing and able to give a complete and detailed account," Ms Wilding said. She told jurors that Mr Matturie had told police he had had sex with Woman Eleven. "What a huge risk for him to take, if he is not telling the truth," she said.

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. She said: "I suggest you should be in no doubt as to who is giving the truthful account." Jurors heard that Woman Eleven didn't tell police that she had consensual sexual activity with three other men including Mr Mendy and fellow City player Jack Grealish on the night she was allegedly raped. Ms Wilding said Woman Eleven told police she did not believe this information was 'relevant'. "This I suggest is another prime example of a witness actively and deliberately setting out to mislead the police and then you," she told jurors. "You are the people who decide what is relevant." Ms Wilding claimed that her evidence was 'woefully inadequate' to make the jury sure that she was raped. Woman Ten claimed Mr Matturie raped her at Mr Mendy's home. She said the day after the alleged rape, Woman Ten texted Mr Matturie asking for Jack Grealish's number. "She had stars in her eyes that night for some of the guests at the party," she said. "Again I make no criticism of her sexual history. "But it's quite clear I suggest that what she described with Mr Matturie was not rape." Ms Wilding claimed Woman Five, who claims she was sexually assaulted by Mr Matturie, had 'jumped on the bandwagon'. "She too is someone whose account is inherently unreliable," she said. "She has, for want of a better phrase, jumped on the bandwagon. For what reason is known only to her." Woman Nine claimed that she was raped by Mr Matturie while he pretended to be another man. Ms Wilding said that if Mr Matturie was the 'arrogant sexual predator' the prosecution claims he is, 'why pretend to be anyone?' "This is an allegation we suggest has no foundation," she added. Mr Mendy, 28, denies seven counts of rape against four women, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault. The offences are alleged to have taken place at his mansion between October 2018 and August last year, and relate to six women. Mr Matturie from Eccles, Salford, denies six counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault, allegations relating to seven women. The trial continues. Read more of today's top stories here READ NEXT: Council 'could have bought Man United' with the money lost through budget cuts Shisha bar accused of ‘operating unlawfully’ after police called out after hours 'I delivered pizzas during the pandemic – now I work in tech for Deliveroo' The list of sites in Manchester where new affordable homes are set to be built Manchester council braced for budget cuts and 3 pc council tax hike to plug £96m gap

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