AS Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder “firmly contests” rape accusations

Wissam Ben Yedder in AS Monaco training

In comments made to the Nice Matin, Wissam Ben Yedder’s lawyer has “firmly” contested the accusations of rape made against the AS Monaco captain.

33-year-old Ben Yedder was charged with rape by the Nice Public Prosecutor two weeks ago. The alleged events took place on 1oth July in Beausoleil, a town that borders the Principality to the north, after which two women, aged 19 and 20, lodged complaints against Ben Yedder and his younger brother at a police station in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

According to the Nice Matin, Ben Yedder was taken into custody for 48 hours and was released on judicial supervision after posting a €900,000 bail. Ben Yedder’s lawyer, Hasna Louzé, has now responded and “firmly contests” the allegations levelled against her client. She added that she hopes for “the justice system to be able to carry out its works calmly and without any kind of pressure”.

Since the charges, Ben Yedder has continued to play for Monaco, featuring and captaining the Principality club in the opening three games of the season. Manager Adi Hütter announced that the France international would retain the armband this season, prior to the news of the charges.


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