Two weeks on from Wissam Ben Yedder’s appearance in a Nice court, in which he and his younger brother were charged with raping and sexually assaulting two girls aged 19 and 20 in nearby Beausoleil, the AS Monaco striker is contesting the serious charges.
Ben Yedder’s lawyer, Hasna Louzé told Nice-Matin that “(her) client strongly disputes the offences with which he is charged.”
As the situation stands, the Monaco Captain is under judicial supervision pending his trial, with bail set at 900,000 euros.
The local French language publication went on to inform that Ben Yedder and his 25 year-old brother spent 48 hours in police custody at the Auvare barracks, where they were questioned by Nice judicial police. Louzé added that she hoped that “justice can continue its work in serenity without pressure of any kind”.
Despite the developing situation, the 33 year-old has carried on with business as usual, scoring three goals in the Principality side’s first two matches. After Monaco’s season opening 4-2 win against Clermont, head coach Adi Hütter said “I salute his behavior, he is the Captain. We are very happy with him but we must salute the overall performance of the team. I have a purely sporting relationship with him, from coach to player. We only talk about the pitch and my job is to put the best players on the pitch and he is part of it.”
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