In June 2023, former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy will no longer be owed wages by the football club. This is because Mendy has filed a “multi-million-pound” claim against the club at the Employment Tribunal for unauthorised deductions from his wages. The claim was made after Mendy was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021, despite being found not guilty on all counts earlier this year.
Mendy, who now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1, had been owed wages until his contract expired in June 2023. He is being represented by Nick De Marco KC, and the claim has been officially filed. The claim states that Manchester City failed to pay Mendy any wages from September 2021, when he was charged with the offences, until his contract expired in June 2023.
Mendy was City’s most expensive defender when he was signed from Monaco in 2017 for £52m. During his time with City, he won three league titles and was part of the French squad that won the World Cup in 2018. However, Mendy last played for City in August 2021, and has since moved to play for Lorient. Manchester City has not responded to requests for comment on the claim.