After the first verdict of the English justice in favor of Benjamin Mendy, relatives of the 2018 world champion demand an apology from those who insulted the former Marseillais and Monegasque.
A big sigh of relief for Benjamin Mendy. The French defender was found not guilty of six of the rapes he was accused of as well as sexual assault. This is the conclusion reached by the popular jury of the Chester court.
Although the case is not yet over, as no verdict could be reached on a seventh rape and another sexual assault which will lead to a new trial in June, it is a great victory for the champion of the world 2018. “My client Benjamin Mendy would like to thank the members of the jury for their dedication and commitment, said Jenny Wiltshire, one of his lawyers, in remarks relayed by RMC. He also thanks all those who supported him, and in particular the witnesses who testified on his behalf in the face of such intense publicity. He is eager to clear his name of the other two counts so he can begin to rebuild his life. Until the end of this procedure, neither I nor my client are in a position to comment further. »
For the Frenchman and his family, it is nevertheless a great victory. And the entourage of the former OM and Monaco player is asking for an apology from those who judged him too quickly.“We are very happy for them, entrusts a friend of the player. It was stressful for Benjamin and Louis (Saha Matturie). You have to have the mind to overcome this trial and face all that. I hope the people who insulted him will now apologize. »