In July 2021, Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty of rape and sexual assault by a jury at Chester Crown Court, after being accused of these crimes earlier in the year. Despite this acquittal, Mendy has filed a “multi-million pound” claim against Manchester City for unpaid wages. The 29-year-old former City defender made the claim at the Employment Tribunal, alleging “unauthorised deductions from pay.”
Mendy is seeking the back pay he is owed until the end of his contract, which expired in June 2023. Nick De Marco KC confirmed that he is acting on behalf of Mendy, who now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1. De Marco’s statement read: “Nick De Marco KC (instructed by Laffer Abogados (Madrid) is representing former Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy in a multi-million pound claim for unauthorized salary deductions.”
According to the statement, Manchester City did not pay Mendy any salary from September 2021 until his contract expires in June 2023 following the allegations against him. The claim will be before the Employment Tribunal. Manchester City did not comment when contacted by Sky Sports News. Mendy became the Premier League’s most expensive defender when City paid Monaco £52m for him in 2017. He won three titles with City and was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018.