Wissam Ben Yedder, a striker for Monaco and France, was charged with “rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault” on Friday, August 11, according to Nice prosecutors. The alleged crimes took place on the Cote d’Azur last month.
The Nice prosecutor’s office informed AFP that Ben Yedder, 32, was under judicial monitoring and had to post 900,000 euros (£776,000) in bail.
According to public prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme, “two allegations of rape, from two victims, targeting two people,” were true as of July.
Two women, aged 19 and 20, allegedly accused Ben Yedder and his younger brother of “forcing them into sexual acts” following a night out, according to the radio station France Info.
The same accusations have also been brought against Ben Yedder’s brother.
A Spanish court found Ben Yedder guilty of tax fraud in April; he received a six-month sentence with probation and a fine of 133,798 euros (£115,415).
Wissam Ben Yedder has 19 caps for France, although his last appearance for his country was in June 2022.
Ben Yedder has scored 98 goals for Monaco since joining the principality club in 2019. He previously played for Toulouse and Sevilla.
Prior to their Ligue 1 season opener against Clermont on Sunday, he attended training with Monaco on Friday.