In a shocking development, former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has filed a lawsuit against the football club at the Employment Tribunal for alleged non-payment of wages. The claim alleges that Mendy was owed wages until his contract expires in June 2023, but Manchester City failed to pay him any wages from September 2021, when he was charged with wrongdoing.
Mendy, who now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1, is represented by Nick De Marco KC and the lawsuit has been officially filed. The claim alleges that Mendy was City’s most expensive defender when he signed from Monaco in 2017 for £52m. During his time at City, he won three league titles and was part of France’s squad that won the World Cup in 2018. However, Mendy last played for City in August 2021 and has since moved on to play for Lorient.
Despite being found not guilty on all counts earlier this year after being accused of rape and sexual assault in 2021, Mendy still claims that Manchester City failed to pay him any wages during this time. The court will hear evidence from both sides before making a ruling on the matter.