$150m Premier League star stood down after rape charge

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Manchester City has stood down World Cup winning defender Benjamin Mendy aft helium was charged by constabulary with rape and intersexual assault.

The 27-year-old, who joined the nine successful 2017, is connected six twelvemonth woody with the nine worthy a reported $53m. Man City besides paid a $98m transportation interest to motion Mendy from Monaco.

"Manchester City tin corroborate that pursuing his being charged by constabulary today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation," the nine said successful a statement.

"The substance is taxable to a ineligible process and the nine is truthful incapable to marque further remark until that process is complete."

The charges subordinate to incidents that allegedly occurred betwixt October 2020 and August this year.

In a statement, constabulary said Mendy would stay successful custody overnight, earlier appearing successful tribunal connected Friday.

Manchester City person stood down defender Benjamin Mendy. (Getty)

"The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised Cheshire Constabulary to complaint a antheral successful transportation with allegations of intersexual assault," the connection says.

"Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, has been charged with 4 counts of rape and 1 number of intersexual assault.

"The charges subordinate to 3 complainants implicit the property of 16 and are alleged to person taken spot betwixt October 2020 and August 2021.

"Mendy has been remanded successful constabulary custody and is acceptable to look astatine Chester Magistrates' Court connected Friday 27 August.

"Cheshire Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service would similar to punctual everyone that transgression proceedings against Mendy are unrecorded and that helium has a close to a just trial."

Mendy was a subordinate of the French squad that won the 2018 World Cup.

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