In a turnaround of events, Manchester City have been sued by their former defender Benjamin Mendy. The 29-year-old was charged with sexual assault and rape in 2021 and was found not guilty on all accounts earlier this year. After being clear of all the charges, Mendy has now filed a claim against Man City with Employment Tribunal claiming “unauthorised deductions from wages”.
Mendy was contracted with Man City until the end of June this year and thus has asked to be paid until the said period.
A statement said: “Nick De Marco KC (instructed by Laffer Abogados (Madrid) is acting for the former Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy in a multi-million-pound claim for unauthorised deductions from wages.
“Manchester City FC failed to pay Mr Mendy any wages at all from September 2021, following Mr Mendy being charged with various offence all of which he was subsequently acquitted of, until the end of his contract in June 2023. The claim will come before an Employment Tribunal.”
Manchester City are yet to comment on the statement.
Benjamin Mendy was signed by City for a whopping £52 million from Monaco in 2017 in what was a record fee then. Mendy hasn’t performed for City since August 2021 and is currently playing Ligue 1 with Lorient.