Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with four counts of rape, suspended by club

Manchester City have suspended Benjamin Mendy after police charges were filed against the France international on Thursday. Mendy, 27, is now under investigation with Cheshire Constabulary confirming that Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The charges were made after three separate complainants reported incidents that occurred between October 2020 and August of this year.

City have confirmed in a statement that the club is unable to comment further while the investigation into Mendy is underway.

“Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation,” read the statement. “The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete.”

Mendy, a FIFA World Cup winner who joined Man City in the 2017-18 season, made 11 Premier League starts for Man City during their title-winning campaign last season.