Former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has filed a suit against the Premier League club five months after leaving the club.
Mendy is suing for over nearly two years of unpaid wages after he was charged with sexual offences in 2021.
According to Nick De Marco, Mendy’s lawyer, the French full back has filed a “multi-million-pound” claim with the Employment Tribunal, asking them to enforce return of pay up until the end of his contract in June.
Part of the claims include return of pay on ”unauthorized deductions from wages” by Manchester City.
According to Nick De Marco, ”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.”
In July, a British court determined that Mendy was not guilty of one count of rape and one count of attempted murder after being acquitted of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault in January following allegations made by multiple women.
Mendy did not play for Manchester City since prosecutors formally brought charges against him. He was subsequently suspended in August 2021 by the club.