Benjamin Mendy’s lawyer, Eleanor Laws, stepped up to defend the player on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. In a new day of trial, the defense theory against complainant number 6 did not not pleased the main interested party. According to the woman in law, the young woman would have drunk too much during a party which would have taken place in July 2021 and would have agreed to sleep with the player. She would then have “copied” the testimony of one of her friends, as reported by our colleagues from Parisian. For the complainant, this is not possible since her friend would not have given her any details. “I can’t agree to wake up with someone on me, when I didn’t agree to have sex with him,” she said, recalling that she drank very little of alcohol.
Only, the lawyer highlights videos of the young woman shot after the rape denounced. We saw him dancing and partying at the former international. According to the lawyer, if she had been raped, she would not have returned to his home. “You are quite comfortable in his company, aren’t you?”, “You were happy, weren’t you?” Eleanor Laws says. “With my friends, yes,” replies the young woman. “You can suggest whatever you want.”
Complainant number 6 couldn’t hold back her tears
“I tried to block it out in my mind and forget about it. I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t telling the truth…. It’s not nice for me to sit here and listen all that“, she continued between two sobs. She explained that if she had not brought up the rape at first, it was because she thought she was “the only one”.
Benjamin Mendy is presumed innocent of the charges against him.
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