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Football Transfers: Former Manchester City Footballer Benjamin Mendy Signs For French Club, Lorient FC

Former Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has made an immediate return to the playing arena just five days after being cleared of rape and attempted rape.

Mendy is accused of attempted rape of woman A, aged 21, at his Cheshire Home in October 2018.
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Former Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has made an immediate return to the playing arena just five days after being cleared of rape and attempted rape. The French full-back has been signed by French club Lorient. (More Football news)

The 29-year-old Mendy left Manchester City last month after his contract expired. He had not played for the Champions League winners since 2021.

“After passing the traditional medical, Benjamin Mendy, a 2018 world champion, four-time Premier League winner with Manchester City and Ligue 1 French champion with Monaco among others, has strengthened Lorient’s squad for the new season,” Lorient said in a statement.

Mendy was a regular at the trials in court wherein he was accused of carrying out sex attacks on two women at his £4million mansion. He was later cleared after three hours of deliberation by a jury at the Chester Crown court last week. 

Mendy had also been cleared of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assualt after court case in January.

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