Benjamin Mendy Sues Manchester City Over Unpaid Wages
– Benjamin Mendy, former Manchester City defender, has filed a multi-million-pound claim against the club for unpaid wages.
– Mendy was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021 but was found not guilty on all counts earlier this year.
– His lawyer, Nick De Marco KC, has confirmed the claim and stated that Manchester City failed to pay Mendy any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract in June 2023.
– Mendy became the Premier League’s most expensive defender when City paid £52m to Monaco for him in 2017.
Former Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy, has taken legal action against the club, filing a multi-million-pound claim for unauthorised deductions from his wages. The claim has been lodged with the Employment Tribunal, with Mendy seeking the return of pay he is owed up until the end of his contract in June 2023.
This legal action comes after Mendy was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021. However, in a retrial at Chester Crown Court, he was found not guilty by a jury. Mendy’s lawyer, Nick De Marco KC, confirmed that Manchester City failed to pay Mendy any wages from September 2021, following the charges, until the end of his contract. The claim will now proceed to an Employment Tribunal.
Mendy, who was once the Premier League’s most expensive defender after City paid £52m to Monaco for him in 2017, has been seeking the return of his wages, as he was found not guilty of all charges brought against him. He has also been represented by Laffer Abogados (Madrid) in this legal matter.
Manchester City FC has not provided any comments on the matter when contacted by Sky Sports News.
Mendy, who had a successful stint with City, winning three titles and being part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018, last played for the club in August 2021. He now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1, seeking resolution for the unpaid wages during his time with Manchester City.