Benjamin Mendy has filed a claim with the Employment Tribunal against Manchester City for “unauthorised deductions from wages.” This comes after he was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021, but was found not guilty on all counts earlier this year. The 29-year-old, formerly a defender for Manchester City, has launched a “multi-million-pound” claim. Mendy is seeking the return of pay he is owed up until the end of his contract, which ended in June 2023.
His lawyer, Nick De Marco KC, confirmed that a claim has been filed and stated that Manchester City failed to pay Mendy any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract due to the charges, despite his subsequent acquittal. Manchester City did not comment on the matter when contacted by Sky Sports News.
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, and now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1.