England winger Jack Grealish was at the house party of Manchester City teammate Benjamin Mendy where two women were allegedly raped, a court has told.
Grealish, 27, and Mendy, 28, were at the China White nightclub in central Manchester before heading back to Mendy’s Cheshire mansion, The Spinney, in Prestbury when the women were attacked, ChesterCrown Court learned.
One, 23, said she was raped by Mendy’s co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie, 41, in a car when they went out to drink more.
She told a second girl, 17, who claims Mendy raped her that she had also had sex with Grealish, the court was told.
Both Mendy and Matturie deny multiple sex offenses against a series of young women.
On Friday, the jurors heard a police interrogation of the young woman who accused Mendy and Matturie of rape.
She said seventeen at the time, she says Mendy raped her twice in his house during the meeting, which was also attended by Mendy’s friends and Grealish’s friends from Birmingham.
She told police that Matturie asked her to the nightclub in the early hours of last August 23.
She arrived about 3:30 a.m. and was outside the club shortly before Mendy and Matturie left.
She said: “They were with Jack Grealish. There were some girls around him, but they were taking pictures and videos with his friends.
“The club didn’t like that. They wanted the photos removed.
“We talked for a while. It took a while for them to come out.”
The teen took a taxi with three other girls and one of Matturie’s friends, and walked around for a drink on the way to Mendy’s house, where the girls had taken their cell phones before going inside, the court was told.
She said: “There were already two girls on the couch. They sat next to Jack. He was already on the couch.”
Matturie then led the 23-year-old woman away “hand in hand” to get more alcohol because, according to the witness, “Jack had demanded vodka”.
Matturie then allegedly raped the 23-year-old in the car they used to go to a shop at a local gas station before returning to the house.
The 17-year-old told police: “I asked her what had happened. I took her to the toilet. She is completely distraught, in hysteria. She just told me she fell asleep in the car and woke up feeling like he was pushing into her.”
The teen told police she felt “uncomfortable” and didn’t know what to do, but didn’t have a phone to call for help.
Later, in a lounge, she said that Mendy started “checking” on her before leading her to an office with a secure lock.
In the office, Mendy allegedly raped the teen twice.
She told police: “We didn’t talk about sex beforehand and we didn’t talk about it after that.
“There was nothing to indicate that we would have sex. During sex, he told me, ‘This is not the body of a 17-year-old. This is not the ass of a 17 year old. I want you every day’.”
Then the 17-year-old went to look for the 23-year-old woman and found her in a lounge.
She told police: “She told me she had sex with Jack.
“I don’t know if that was consent or not. I don’t know what that was. But she was talking about it.
“I know this was after I was with Ben because after she went to bed with Ben too.
“She was taken to a room with Ben. This was a bedroom.”
The teen said she was raped by Matturie in a movie theater after being raped by Mendy.
She said she saw Grealish “passing out” in the house.
She said she was raped again the same day by Matturie in a flat in Manchester.
Prosecutors allege that Mendy is a “predator” who has “turned the pursuit of women for sex into a game”.
Matturie, his friend and “fixer,” was reportedly tasked with finding young women for sex.
Mendy denies seven charges of rape, one of attempted rape and one of sexually assaulting six young women.
Matturie van Eccles, Salford, denies six charges of rape and three charges involving seven young women.
Both men say that if sex with women or girls took place, it was consensual.
The process continues.