Footage of drunken Benjamin Mendy dancing on nightclub table four days before he was charged with rape shown to jury
FOOTAGE of a drunken Benjamin Mendy dancing on a nightclub table four days before he was charged with rape was shown to a jury yesterday.
The CCTV clip showed the £52million Manchester City defender bare-chested and with his trousers pulled down.
It was played yesterday during cross-examination of a witness who said she was raped at the player’s home a month earlier.
Mendy’s lawyer, Eleanor Laws QC, said the woman could be seen offering an arm to him and was at ease in his presence.
Ms Laws accused her of copying a rape allegation made by a friend but the witness said: “I am not stood here to lie.”
Ms Laws went on to accuse the witness of “making it up as you go along” because she could not explain why she returned to Mendy’s home 11 times after the alleged rape.
She replied: “I was trying to block it out of my mind and forget about it.”
Mendy, 28, denies eight rapes and other charges.
His trial continues at Chester crown court.
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