Benjamin Mendy Takes Former Club Manchester City to Employment Tribunal Over Unpaid Wages
Benjamin Mendy, the former France full-back, is taking legal action against his former club Manchester City over alleged unauthorized wage deductions. Mendy, 29, left City at the end of his contract this summer and claims he is owed millions of pounds.
Mendy’s Departure from Manchester City
After the expiration of his contract, Mendy departed from Manchester City. He had been facing a series of rape and attempted rape charges, but was later cleared of all accusations.
Allegations of Unpaid Wages
It is alleged that Manchester City stopped paying Mendy in September 2021, following his initial charge and custody. Mendy’s case, handled by leading UK sports lawyer Nick De Marco, amounts to a “multi-million pound claim.” The case is expected to be heard in 2024.
Mendy’s Current Club
Mendy joined Ligue 1 club Lorient at the start of this season. So far, he has made three substitute appearances for the French side.
Mendy’s Achievements at Manchester City
Mendy joined Manchester City from Monaco in a £52m deal in 2017. During his time at the club, he won Premier League titles in 2018, 2019, and 2021. His final appearance for Manchester City came in the Premier League on 15 August 2021.
Legal Proceedings and Acquittal
Mendy was remanded in custody for five months before being released on bail in January 2022. He went to trial for the first time in August 2022 and was subsequently cleared of all charges. In January, he was cleared of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. He was also cleared of raping a woman and attempting to rape another in July at a retrial.
Manchester City has not provided any comment regarding the matter.