Mason Greenwood, an English footballer who played as a forward for Manchester United, was arrested by the Police on January 30 this year after his girlfriend accused him of rape, assault and threats to kill. On Monday, he appeared at Manchester Magistrates court, where he remained in custody. Today, the court accepts his bail application held privately at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court.
A spokesman from the court has stated that his bail is granted, but he had to follow some guidelines given by the court. He cannot communicate with the witness, primarily not to discuss the case and maintain a residence at a Bowdon location on Bow Green Road.
Greenwood sent his attorney to grant the application for bail even though he was not present for the brief session. The same woman made allegations regarding all three offences. After some anonymous person shared pictures and videos of the assault online, the conflict became well-known. Since his arrest in January, he has been out on bail. Now that his application had been approved, the penalties against him had been reduced.
The victim claims that between November 2018 and October this year, Greenwood engaged in controlling coercive behaviour, including accessing and monitoring the complainant’s social media accounts and making threatening and disparaging remarks to her. The assault charge with actual bodily injury is from December 2021. He was prohibited from practising with his teammates at Old Trafford hours after the allegations went viral online at the start of the year. In his career, Greenwood also made an appearance for England.
After his arrest, Nike terminated his sponsorship deal with Greenwood and game developers, and electronic arts confirmed his removal from Fifa 22 games. The case has severely harmed his career and reputation. He might never have another chance to wear the red shirt.