Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
French defender was found not guilty of six counts of rape but is facing a retrial on two additional charges.
The 28-year-old Frenchman was cleared of six charges after a six-month trial at Chester Crown Court.
Because jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on one count of rape and one count of attempted rape, the remaining cases will be tried again.
Louis Saha Matturie, Mendy’s co-accused, was found not guilty on three counts of rape.
A jury of seven men and four women deliberated for the first time on December 5, with deliberations continuing into the 14th day on January 13.
Mendy was found not guilty of one count of rape by the judge at his trial in September 2022.
Mendy was suspended by Manchester City in August 2021 after being charged for the first time.
“Manchester City FC notes the verdict from Chester Crown Court today, where a jury found Benjamin Mendy not guilty of seven charges,” his club said in a statement. The jury is deadlocked on two charges, and the trial is over.
“Because there are outstanding issues in this case, the Club is unable to comment further at this time.”
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