Teenager, 17, 'Asked For Phone Number Of Jack Grealish Hours After She Was Raped Twice By Benjamin Mendy During Party At His Mansion,' : Court Hears

A teenager asked for the phone number of Premier League footballer Jack Grealish hours after she claims she was raped by Man City teammate Benjamin Mendy, a court heard.

The woman, 17, at the time, said she was twice raped by Mendy, 28, and later the same day raped twice more by his friend and co-accused Louis Saha Matturie, 41, during a post-clubbing ‘after-party’ attended by Grealish and others at Mendy’s Cheshire mansion on August 23 last year.

Both defendants deny sexually assaulting the young woman.

The teenager said she asked Matturie for Mr Grealish’s phone number so she could contact a young woman who she had seen at the party with Mr Grealish, Chester Crown Court heard.

Messages the 17-year-old sent to friends after leaving the party after the alleged rapes were read to the jury, which on Monday saw the resumption of the trial of Mendy and Matturie following a three-week break.

Lisa Wilding KC, defending Matturie, read one message from the teenager, which said: ‘Jack Grealish is so sexy in person, he had been winking at you all night and saying how beautiful you were, but you did not sleep with him because you are not easy but you were invited out with them all next week.’

Ms. Wilding continued: ‘These messages reveal how you really were that morning, happy, you had had a great night, that’s the truth of it?’ ‘No, that’s not true,’ the witness replied.

Ms. Wilding said the teenager had started to worry what her boyfriend might say if he found out she had sex with two men that night.

She then got ‘carried away’, it is alleged, and claimed she had been raped.

Earlier the court has heard the teenager and other young women went to Mendy’s home on August 23 last year, after a visit to China White nightclub in Manchester.

While there, she claims Mendy raped her twice in the office and trophy room at the house, in Prestbury, Cheshire, and Matturie raped her in the cinema room and later at his apartment near Manchester city centre.

The jury has also heard about ‘excitable’ voicemail recordings made by the teenager and sent to her friends in a Snapchat group the day after the party.

In them, the teenager told friends: ‘Honest to God. Peak of my life…The Dom has gone to my head. Don’t you just love champagne when it’s one thousand five hundred quid?’

At the time of the event at Mendy’s house, Matturie is alleged to have also raped another 23-year-old woman who was at the party.

The woman told police during a video interview played to the court that she had left the party with Matturie to get more vodka from a local petrol station shop.

On the way back to Mendy’s home, she claims Matturie stopped the Mercedes car, reclined her seat and raped her in the vehicle.

‘I felt so disgusting, I felt so dirty, so minging. Disgusting,’ she told officers after the alleged rape.

Prosecutors have alleged Mendy is a ‘predator’ who ‘turned the pursuit of women for sex into a game’, while Matturie, his friend and ‘fixer’, is alleged to have had the job of finding young women for sex.

Mendy denies seven counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault against six young women.

Matturie of Eccles, Salford, denies six counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault relating to seven young women.

Both men say, if any sex did take place with women or girls, it was consensual.

The jury has now heard from 10 of the 13 complainants.

The trial continues.

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