Benjamin Mendy’s lawyer says ‘morally dubious’ actions do not make him rapist | UK news

Benjamin Mendy’s barrister said she wouldn’t want her daughter to go to a party if the Manchester City footballer was there, but insisted that did not mean he was a rapist or a Jimmy Savile-style groomer.

Eleanor Laws KC told the jury in Mendy’s rape trial that the 28-year-old regularly had unprotected sex at parties in his Cheshire mansion with “women he didn’t know from Adam”. But it was “not criminal” to have sex with multiple women without a condom, she stressed.

He was not “like Jimmy Savile was, grooming and hiding a dark side”, said Laws. She said the footballer…

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