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Girl had ‘intercourse with Jack Grealish’ on evening she was ‘raped by Benjamin Mendy’s good friend’

England winger Jack Grealish was at Manchester Metropolis teammate Benjamin Mendy’s home get together the place two girls had been allegedly raped, a courtroom has been informed.

Grealish, 27, and Mendy, 28, had been on the China White nightclub in Manchester metropolis centre earlier than going again to Mendy’s Cheshire mansion, The Spinney, in Prestbury, when the ladies had been attacked, Chester Crown Court heard.

One, 23, mentioned she was raped by Mendy’s co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, 41, in a automobile once they went to get extra drink.

She informed a second lady, 17, who claims Mendy raped her, she had additionally had intercourse with Grealish, the courtroom was informed.

Each Mendy and Matturie deny a number of intercourse offences in opposition to a string of younger girls.

England’s Jack Grealish (PA)

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On Friday, jurors had been performed a police interview from the younger girl accusing Mendy and Matturie of rape.

Seventeen on the time, she says Mendy raped her twice at his residence in the course of the gathering, the place Mendy’s buddies and Grealish’s buddies, from Birmingham, had been additionally current.

She informed police Matturie requested her to the nightclub within the early hours of final August 23.

She arrived at round 3.30am and was outdoors the membership shortly earlier than Mendy and Matturie left.

She mentioned: “They had been with Jack Grealish. There have been a couple of ladies round him however they had been taking footage and video together with his buddies.

“The membership didn’t like that. They needed the pics to be deleted.

“There was a little bit of a speaking to. It took some time for them to return out.”

Louis Saha Matturie arrives at Chester Crown Courtroom (PA)

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{The teenager} obtained a taxi with three different ladies and considered one of Matturie’s buddies, and handed round drink on the way in which to Mendy’s home, the place the ladies had their cell phones taken away earlier than going inside, the courtroom was informed.

She mentioned: “There have been already two ladies on the sofa. They had been sat subsequent to Jack. He was already on the sofa.”

Matturie then led the 23-year-old girl away “hand in hand” to get extra alcohol as a result of, the witness informed police, “Jack had been demanding vodka”.

Matturie then allegedly raped the 23-year-old within the automobile they used to go to a store at a neighborhood petrol station earlier than returning to the home.

The 17-year-old informed police: “I requested her what occurred. I took her to the bathroom. She’s completely distraught, in hysterics.

“She simply informed me she had fallen asleep within the automobile and wakened with the sensation of him pushing inside her.”

{The teenager} informed police she felt “uncomfortable” and didn’t know what to do however had no cellphone to name for assist.

Later, in a lounge space, she mentioned Mendy started “checking her out” earlier than main her to an workplace with a safe lock.

Contained in the workplace, Mendy allegedly raped {the teenager} twice.

She informed police: “We didn’t speak about intercourse beforehand and afterwards we didn’t speak about it.

“There was nothing of the kind to counsel we had been going to have interaction in intercourse. Throughout intercourse he was telling me, ‘This isn’t the physique of a 17-year-old. This isn’t the arse of a 17-year-old. I need you each day.”

Afterwards, the 17-year-old went to search out the 23-year-old girl and located her in a lounge.

She informed police: “She informed me she had intercourse with Jack.

“I don’t know whether or not that was consensual or non-consensual. I don’t know what that was. However she was speaking about it.

“I do know that this was after I had been with Ben, as a result of after she had gone to mattress with Ben as nicely.

“She had been taken as much as a room with Ben. This was a bed room.”

{The teenager} mentioned she was raped in a cinema room by Matturie after being raped by Mendy.

She mentioned she noticed Grealish “handed out” in the home.

She mentioned she was raped once more by Matturie at a Manchester flat on the identical day.

Prosecutors declare Mendy is a “predator” who “turned the pursuit of girls for intercourse right into a recreation”.

Matturie, his good friend and “fixer”, allegedly had the job of discovering younger girls for intercourse.

Mendy denies seven counts of rape, one rely of tried rape and one rely of sexual assault in opposition to six younger girls.

Matturie of Eccles, Salford, denies six counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault regarding seven younger girls.

Each males say if any intercourse did happen with girls or ladies it was consensual.

The trial continues.

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