The former Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy, has filed a claim worth millions of pounds at the Employment Tribunal against his former club. Mendy, who now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1, is alleging that Manchester City failed to pay him wages during the time he was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021, despite being found not guilty on all counts earlier this year.
The claim is for “unauthorised deductions from wages,” and Mendy’s legal representative, Nick De Marco KC, has officially filed it on his behalf. According to the claim, Manchester City did not pay Mendy any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract in June 2023.
Mendy was one of City’s most expensive defenders when he was signed from Monaco in 2017 for £52 million. During his time with City, he won three league titles and played a crucial role in their World Cup-winning campaign in 2018. However, Mendy last played for City in August 2021 and has since moved on to play for Lorient. Manchester City has yet to respond to requests for comment on the claim.