Former Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy, has taken legal action against the Premier League champions, claiming he is owed a significant amount of unpaid wages. Mendy will be pursuing his case through an employment tribunal, seeking to recover what he believes are “unauthorised deductions from wages” during his time at the club. These deductions occurred following his involvement in rape and sexual assault charges, of which he was later acquitted. Manchester City allegedly ceased payment to Mendy in September 2021, when he was first charged and held in custody.
A statement released on behalf of Mendy confirmed that Nick De Marco KC will be representing him in the multi-million-pound claim against Manchester City for the unpaid wages. The club failed to pay Mendy any wages from September 2021 until the expiration of his contract in June 2023, despite his subsequent acquittal. The case will now proceed to an employment tribunal.
Despite being cleared of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault in January, Mendy faced a retrial due to the jury’s inability to reach verdicts on two charges. However, he was found not guilty on those two charges in a retrial held in July. Mendy, who reportedly earned approximately £100,000 per week during his time at City, is seeking the return of the pay he is owed until the end of his contract with the treble-winning club.
Having been a three-time Premier League champion with Manchester City, Mendy’s last appearance for the club was in 2021. He subsequently joined French club Lorient at the beginning of this season.