In July 2021, Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty by a jury in a retrial at Chester Crown Court after being accused of sexual offenses earlier in the year. Despite this, the former Manchester City defender has filed a claim against the club for unpaid wages.
Mendy’s lawyer, Nick De Marco KC, confirmed that his client has filed a “multi-million-pound” claim with the Employment Tribunal, alleging “unauthorised deductions from wages” following his departure from City in August 2021. Mendy is seeking to be paid up until the end of his contract in June 2023.
According to De Marco’s statement, Manchester City failed to pay Mendy any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract. The claim will come before an Employment Tribunal. When contacted by Sky Sports News, Manchester City did not comment on the matter.
Mendy was signed by Manchester City for £52m from Monaco in 2017 and went on to win three titles with the club and play a part in France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018.