Benjamin Mendy, a former defender for Manchester City, has filed a “multi-million-pound” lawsuit against the team in order to collect unpaid pay.
Alleging “unauthorised deductions from wages” connected to his legal troubles, which included charges of rape and sexual assault in 2021, the 29-year-old filed the claim with the Employment Tribunal.
After being acquitted in a retrial at Chester Crown Court in July, Mendy is requesting damages for unpaid earnings he accrued between September 2021 and June 2023, the end of his contract. Mendy’s attorney, Nick De Marco KC, affirmed the claim’s submission and emphasized Manchester City’s nonpayment of salaries over the relevant period.
The statement from Mendy’s legal team read: “Manchester City FC failed to pay Mr Mendy any wages at all from September 2021, following Mr Mendy being charged with various offences, all of which he was subsequently acquitted of, until the end of his contract in June 2023. The claim will come before an Employment Tribunal.”
Manchester City has not responded to inquiries about the situation. After moving from Monaco to City for £52 million in 2017, Mendy became the most expensive defender in the Premier League. He went on to win three titles and was a member of the French team that won the 2018 World Cup. He last appeared for City in August 2021. Currently, he plays in Ligue 1 with Lorient.