Mason Greenwood: Manchester United footballer released on bail after private hearing
After a hearing at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court, the Manchester United footballer, who is accused with attempted rape, assault, and controlling and coercive behaviour, was granted bail.
The 21-year-old forward is accused of rape, controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault.
On Monday, he appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court and was remanded in jail.
On Wednesday, a bail application was heard in private at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court.
Following the hearing, a court spokeswoman stated that bail had been granted, with the terms that no communication with witnesses, including the complainant, be made and that the defendant remain at an address on Bow Green Road in Bowdon.
Greenwood did not present in court for the brief hearing but is scheduled to appear again on Monday, November 21.
The three charges all pertain to the same woman.
The footballer was arrested for the first time in January on suspicions involving a young woman after photographs and videos were released online.
He had been on release since, but was detained on Saturday in the Trafford region for an alleged breach of restrictions.
The controlling and coercive behaviour occurred between November 2018 and October of this year, during which time he is accused of making threatening and disparaging statements to the complainant, as well as accessing and monitoring her social media accounts.
The charge of assault resulting in real bodily injury was filed in December 2021.
Greenwood’s sponsorship relationship with Nike was suspended and then cancelled, while Electronic Arts verified his removal from active squads in their Fifa 22 game.