Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy goes on early on trial next year accused of the rape of two women and the sexual abuse of a third suspected victim.
Mendy only spoke met confirm his name during the 45 minute hearing in Chester Crown Court, where a date of January 24, 2022 was set for his process.
Mendy is accused of count four of rape and one of assault.
the 27-year-old, wearing a cream jogging suit, sat back, arms over each other, listening to the procedure die has been translated for him via a French interpreter sat behind it in the dock.
The charges were not brought to him and no pleadings were made at the hearing, die was largely treated with administrative matters ahead of the process.
There will be another hearing on Nov 15 and Eleanor Laws QC, die Mendy defended, saying there would be a request to drop the charges on die date.
The alleged attacks on three different women including one under 18 would have happened on his home address in Prestbury, Cheshire.
Mendy became in charged on August 26 with count three of rape in bandage met an alleged incident in October 2020 and with the assault of a woman in begin January this year.
He is also charged with rape a woman last month.
the premier league star was denied bail last month and is currently on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool.
The left-back has played for Manchester City since 2017 when he joined from Monaco for a reported £52m.
He has been suspended by the club after being charged by the police, in pending an investigation.
Mendy appeared in along the dock with a co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, of Eccles, Greater Manchester, who is charged with count four of rape.
The charges concern three complainants over the age of 16 and would have taken place between April 2021 and August 2021.
Since both defendants in were taken into pre-trial detention back in taken into custody by Judge Stephen Everett, Matturie waved to three women sat in the public gallery who waved back and then laid his hands on his face and started to cry.
Mendy, follow him down the steps back to the cells, winked at a man in the public gallery as it was led down.
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