Mendy is accused of raping a woman for 20 seconds after telling her 'it's small, don't worry' in a cinema room during a party at his mansion.
Why it matters
The trial is significant because Mendy is a high-profile footballer and the allegations are serious. The case also highlights the issue of power dynamics and consent.
What the papers say
The sources provide consistent coverage of the trial, with some differences in the details of the alleged incident and the woman's actions after the incident.
How we got here
The trial follows allegations made by a woman who attended a gathering at Mendy's mansion in July 2021. The woman did not report the rape to police until being contacted by officers after other allegations surfaced.
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