Jack Grealish demanded vodka and had sex with a woman at a party at the luxury home of Man City team-mate Benjamin Mendy, where she says she was later raped by another man, a court said today.
Grealish allegedly met the woman, 23, who was later sexually assaulted that night by Mendy’s co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, it is alleged.
They had all met at China White in Manchester and brought a coach back to the mansion, Chester Crown Court said, where Grealish “demanded vodka”.
Mendy, 28, and Matturie, 41, deny multiple rapes and sexual offenses against a number of young women.
Grealish was named in a police interview given by a woman and played for the jury.
The woman, who was 17 at the time, claims she was raped twice by Mendy, the same evening as the party at his home in Prestbury, Cheshire, last August.
She said another woman, who was allegedly raped by Matturie, told her she had also had sex with Grealish.
The teenager added that Mendy raped her twice at his home during the rally, where Mendy’s friends and Grealish’s friends from Birmingham were also present.
She told police that Matturie invited her to the Manchester nightclub in the early hours of August 23 last year.
She arrived around 3:30 a.m. and was outside the club shortly before Mendy and Matturie left.
She said: “They were with Jack Grealish. There were a few girls around him but they were taking photos and videos with his friends.
Jack Grealish was mentioned in the evidence and there is no suggestion of wrongdoing
Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, today at Chester Crown Court where he is charged with multiple rapes and sexual assaults
Louis Saha Matturie, co-defendant of Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, at Chester Crown Court where he is charged with multiple rapes and sexual assaults.
The China White nightclub building in Manchester where they had all met before the party
“The club didn’t like it. They wanted the photos deleted.
‘There was a bit to talk to. It took them a long time to get out.
The teenager took a taxi with three other girls and one of Matturie’s friends, and passed around a drink on the way to Mendy’s house, where the girls had their mobile phones removed before entering inside, the court said.
She said: ‘There were already two girls on the couch. They were seated next to Jack. He was already on the couch.
Matturie then took the 23-year-old “hand in hand” to get more alcohol because, the witness told police, “Jack had demanded vodka.”
Matturie then allegedly raped the 23-year-old in the car they used to drive to a shop at a local gas station before driving home.
On Tuesday, the case was heard that the teenager told police she awoke to find Mendy’s friend and ‘fixer’ Matturie raping her.
The then 17-year-old said she went to Matturie’s flat near Manchester city center with a friend in the early hours of April 8 last year.
Matturie, 41, and another man, identified only by the name ‘Ghost’ or ‘G’, were also there and the four spent time playing cards, Chester Crown Court heard.
She then said she was tired and Matturie told her she could use the guest room to sleep.
But she was then woken up being fondled before being raped, she said.
Benjamin Mendy’s friend and ‘fixer’ Louis Saha Matturie of Eccles, Salford is denying six counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault involving seven young women (pictured on Tuesday)
Man City footballer Benjamin Mendy denies seven counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault against six young women (pictured on Tuesday)
The young woman said she thought the person ‘scooping’ her from behind was the man known as Ghost, but the person had a balaclava over their face and said nothing to her.
It was only after the alleged attack was over and he got up that she realized it was Matturie, she said.
“I started crying,” she told police in a video interview shown to the jury.
‘I just sat there for a while, ‘What is this?’ I ran crying.
“When it happened, I wasn’t wide awake. There was a moment when I woke up properly and he let go of me.
“It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it was awful at the time.”
But Lisa Wilding KC, defending Matturie, questioned the witness’ version of events.
The court heard in March last year, a month before Matturie allegedly raped the 17-year-old, his 19-year-old friend told him she had woken up having sex. be raped by the accused.
In cross-examination, Lisa Wilding KC, defending Matturie, asked the teenager: ‘She said Saha was a rapist. After she told you that, did you keep going back to the apartment?
“Yes,” she answered.
Ms Wilding suggested she knew full well who she was having sex with and it was consensual.
She said police later found an email on the teenager’s phone from a company called Compensation Experts.
Ms Wilding continued: ‘Was it about what you say happened with Saha?
“No,” she replied.
Ms Wilding said: ‘You deliberately lied about what happened that night and lied to support your friend in her case against Saha.’
– No, answered the teenager.
Prosecutors alleged that Mendy is a “predator” who “turned the pursuit of women for sex into a game,” while his friend and “fixer” Matturie was tasked with finding young women for sex. sexual purposes.
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 involving seven young women.
Both men say that if sex took place with women or girls, it was consensual.
The trial continues.