Former Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of rape and attempted rape by a British court.
The verdict was read out at Chester Crown Court on Friday, July 14 as Mendy broke down in tears upon hearing the news.
The French star, who last played for City in August 2021, was suspended by the Premier League club later that month when he was arrested.
The reigning European champions released him when his contract expired last month, June 2023.
The France international joined City in 2017 from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco for a fee of around 52 million pounds ($68.17 million).
Mendy had faced six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault but was found not guilty of those charges in January.
The case related to allegations made by 13 women against Mendy and co-accused Louis Saha Matturie.
After the verdict was read out, journalists around Mendy attempted to get his comment on his court victory, but he could only utter one word: "Alhamdulillah."
The video of his emotional reaction has since gone viral.
The trial lasted three weeks, and the jury of six men and six women deliberated for about three hours and 15 minutes before reaching their conclusion.
Mendy's discharge of the rape charge against him has been welcomed by his supporters, who have been commenting on the issue on social media.