Pep Guardiola Testifies in the rape trial of Benjamin Mendy.
Pep Guardiola Testifies At Benjamin Mendy’s Rape Trial.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was reported to have testified in the rape trial of former player Benjamin Mendy. Guardiola had taken the stand via video call to testify at the rape trial involving his former player Benjamin Mendy.
Despite not personally knowing the former City player, Pep reportedly said that he was a good guy. He continued by saying that he was only interested in Mendy as a player and that he had no idea what the French international did in his free time or on social media.
Pep stated that Mendy is:
an exceptional player whose heart was always happier in the locker room than out on the pitch.
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When asked about the rape allegations involving the player, Pep also explained that he had been called by Mendy to give a testimony at the trial. He revealed:
“He asked me to come to be here with all of you and that’s why I’m here.”
The BBC revealed:
It has been alleged that Mr Mendy and his friend Louis Saha Matturie raped a number of women at the footballer’s mansion or at an apartment in Manchester.
Mr Mendy has denied all the charges against him, while Mr Matturie, 41, of Eccles, Salford, has denied six counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault relating to seven young women.
Both men have said if any sex took place it was consensual.