Mason Greenwood appeared in court on Monday, where more details emerged into the shocking charges against him.
On Saturday it emerged that Greenwood had been arrested once again after breaking the terms of his bail agreement in relation to domestic abuse allegations that emerged earlier this year.
It was then later confirmed that the “CPS has authorised GMP to charge Mason Greenwood, 21, with attempted rape, engaging in controlling + coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. All 3 counts relate to same complainant.”
On Monday he made his first court appearance, with his only utterances coming when he was asked to state his full name, date of birth and address before the district judge Mark Hadfield.
Prosecuting authority Rebecca Macaulay-Addison stated that Greenwood was accused of attempting to rape the complainant on 22 October 2021, assault in December 2021, and controlling and coercive behaviour between November 2018 and October this year. This would imply at least some of Greenwood’s “controlling and coercive behaviour” continued well after the allegations from former girlfriend Harriet Robson first came to light at the end of January this year.
Greenwood is accused of monitoring the complainant’s social media accounts and “making threats and derogatory comments towards her, amounting to a serious effect upon her”, Macaulay-Addison added.
Greenwood has still been banking a significant salary from United
Towards the end of June, it was confirmed that Greenwood had his police bail extended once again as investigations continued after damning videos and images came to light on the social media accounts of Robson.
Greenwood has since remained under ongoing investigation based on charges related to the “rape and assault of a young woman” and “suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill”.
Increasingly it appears that his future with Manchester United will be viewed as untenable, and the club has released a brief statement following the latest developments.
“Manchester United notes that criminal charges have been brought against Mason Greenwood by the Crown Prosecution Service,” a statement read. “He remains suspended by the club, pending the outcome of the judicial process.”
According to reports that emerged at the start of the weekend, Greenwood had apparently already been re-arrested on suspicion of contacting his alleged victim in a breach of the latest bail conditions.
Janet Potter, the Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said “the Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Mason Greenwood, 21, with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm”.
“All three counts relate to the same complainant. Specialist rape prosecutors from CPS North West’s complex casework unit authorised the charges following a review of a file of evidence received from Greater Manchester Police.
“The defendant’s first court appearance will take place on Monday, October 17 at Greater Manchester magistrates’ court. The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice those proceedings.”
Prior to Saturday’s bombshell, there has been little further information that has been made public, and the only real certainty is that Greenwood remains indefinitely suspended by Manchester United. However, the club continues to pay the suspended forward £75 000-a-week.
Greenwood has already missed more than 30 matches for Man United, and there is no sign of a return any time soon, with the playmaker last featuring for the Red Devils when he started in the 1-0 win over West Ham on 22 January.
Mason Greenwood remains indefinitely suspended by Man United. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP.Follow us on social media:
Luton Town vs Man City: Haaland nets 5 goals, De Bruyne 4 assists in dominant game
Customs suspends sale of seized food items after 7 Nigerians die in Lagos stampede
“I don’t use toys, I have guys I call whenever I want to have sex and they will rush to my house” – Phyna says
“See person wey God call” – Lady leaks voicenote she received from pastor after giving him her number (Watch)
DNA Saga: “My husband never questioned the paternity of our son when he was alive” — Late Mohbad wife Wunmi Lament
Peter Obi condemns crackdown on BDC operators, says Tinubu’s government lacks ‘rational economic thinking’
“Unbelievable talent” – Young boy stuns many as he builds hotel and mansion prototypes from cardboard (Watch)
Chizzy Alichi celebrates victory over Laide Bakare in a boxing match (Watch)
Celebrity Gossip & Gist1 day ago
Reactions as Don Jazzy SELLS OFF Mavin Records
News2 days ago
“This church is gone” – Video of Mountain of Fire Church members displaying nightclub vibes as they dance trends online (Watch)
Politics2 days ago
Tinubu in emergency meeting with military Chiefs over plot to overthrow His government
Celebrity Gossip & Gist2 days ago
Kunle Afolayan blasted over dance moves with daughter, Eyitemi (Watch)