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Benjamin Mendy’s ‘fixer’ took teen girl, 17, on ‘date to Nando’s before asking her about his penis size’

A FRIEND of Premier League footballer Benjamin Mendy raped a teenage girl after a first date at Nando’s, a court has been told.

Louis Saha Matturie told the then-17-year-old he was a football agent and, after the meal, took her to his flat, exposed himself and asked if he had the “biggest d***” she had seen, Chester Crown Court heard.

Louis Saha Matturie at Chester Crown Court where he is charged with multiple rapes and sexual assaults
Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy also faces several charges

Manchester City defender Mendy, 28, and his pal and “fixer” Matturie, 41, deny a series of rapes and sexual assaults.

The jury watched a police interview of the last of 13 complainants, who told officers about the alleged rape between July 22 and August 30, 2012.

She said she saw Matturie while clubbing in Manchester, swapped numbers with him and arranged a date at the chicken restaurant.

She said he later drove the pair to his south Manchester flat, where they sat on a bed and kissed before he took his penis out.

“He just had it out, fully exposed,” she said.

“I just remember saying, ‘No. I don’t want to have sex.’

“I wasn’t really feeling it. I didn’t really fancy him.

“I just remember him wanting to have sex. I felt like I had to have sex with him because he had it out.

“I just thought, ‘It’s got to this stage now.’ I felt obliged.

“I remember him saying, ‘Is this the biggest d*** you have ever seen?’

“And I remember looking at him and saying, ‘No.’

“Like, I’m disgusted and numb. Repulsed.”

The woman said she went to the toilet, cried and texted her mum to say she would be back soon.

Matturie later drove her home.

After news of Mendy and Matturie’s arrest last August, the woman said a friend sent an article about it to a group chat on her phone.

She told officers: “I thought, ‘Oh, my God!’ I felt sick and knew that I needed to say what I know.

“I just replied and said, ‘I went on a date with him once.’”


Earlier, the court heard from a friend of another woman, 18 at the time, who alleges Matturie sexually assaulted her at the home of a footballer in Sheffield in 2016.

She said Matturie was the organiser of parties in Manchester, sometimes involving footballers, and contacted young women through Snapchat and Instagram.

She said there would be “no more” than five men at the events, with 10 or 15 girls invited and around 10 parties held during lockdown at a flat near Manchester city centre.

After Mendy’s arrest, she said Matturie rang her.

She told the jury: “He said, ‘Don’t believe what’s in the newspapers. These are girls, not women’ – something along those lines – and he’s told his boys to keep their heads down.”

Prosecutors say Mendy is a “predator” who “turned the pursuit of women for sex into a game”, while Matturie allegedly had the job of finding young women for sex.

Mendy, of Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, denies seven counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault against six young women.

Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, denies six counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault relating to seven young women.

Both men say if any sex did take place with women or girls it was consensual.

None of the women involved, as sexual assault complainants, can legally be identified.

The trial was adjourned until next Monday morning.

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