In July 2021, former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was charged with rape and sexual assault. After being found not guilty of the charges in a retrial at Chester Crown Court earlier this year, Mendy has filed a “multi-million-pound” claim against Manchester City for unpaid wages.
Mendy’s legal representative, Nick De Marco KC, confirmed that the claim has been filed on behalf of his client, who now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1. According to De Marco’s statement, Manchester City failed to pay Mendy any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract in June 2023 due to the charges against him. The claim will be heard before an Employment Tribunal.
Manchester City did not comment when contacted by Sky Sports News regarding the matter. Mendy became the Premier League’s most expensive defender when City paid £52m to Monaco for him in 2017. He won three titles with City and was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018. Mendy last played for the club in August 2021 before joining Lorient.