A lawyer representing Benjamin Mendy has revealed that the French defender is pursuing a multi-million pound claim against his former club, Manchester City, for unpaid wages.
French defender Benjamin Mendy faced suspension by City in September 2021 following charges of rape. After a lengthy trial, on July 14, he was acquitted of six counts of rape and one of sexual assault in January of the following year.
After his clearance, Mendy joined Lorient as a free agent and has since made three appearances for the Ligue 1 side.
Benjamin Mendy is reportedly suing Manchester City for an amount between £9 million and £10 million ($11-12 million), as reported by Daily Mail journalist Jack Gaughan. Mendy, who was under bail conditions that barred him from entering Greater Manchester, thus preventing him from training or playing for City, faced a refusal of payment from the club after the conclusion of the trial. The legal claim is centered around the unpaid wages during the specified period of his bail conditions.
A statement from Nick De Marco KC read: “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 offences all of which he was subsequently acquitted of, until the end of his contract in June 2023.”