MAN City star Benjamin Mendy was yesterday allowed to skip the latest court hearing ahead of his sex crimes trial.
Mendy, 27, denies seven accusations of rape relating to four women, an attempted rape and a sex assault over 11 months.
The offences allegedly took place at his home in Prestbury, Cheshire.
Mendy — suspended by City — and co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, did not have to attend yesterday’s pre-trial hearing at Chester crown court.
Matturie, 40, of Eccles, Salford, is accused of 10 offences involving seven women.
They include seven counts of rape relating to five women and three of sexual assault.
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Both are on bail.
Mendy has played for Manchester City since 2017.
He joined the club from Monaco for a reported £52 million.