In July 2021, Benjamin Mendy was charged with rape and sexual assault. Despite being found not guilty in a retrial at Chester Crown Court earlier this year, Mendy has filed a claim for unpaid wages against his former employer, Manchester City. The claim, reported to be worth millions of pounds, was made on behalf of Mendy by Nick De Marco KC, who is acting for the player through Laffer Abogados in Madrid.
Mendy’s claim alleges that Manchester City failed to pay him any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract in June 2023. The claim will be heard before an Employment Tribunal. Manchester City did not comment when contacted by Sky Sports News about the matter.
Mendy became one of the most expensive defenders in Premier League history when Manchester City paid £52m to sign him from Monaco in 2017. During his time at the club, he won three titles and was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018. Mendy last played for City in August 2021 and is now playing for Lorient in Ligue 1.