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20th Nov 2023

Benjamin Mendy launches ‘multi-million-pound’ claim against Man City over unpaid wages

Benjamin Mendy

Mendy has filed the claim

Benjamin Mendy has launched a “multi-million pound” claim against Manchester City over unpaid wages.

The Frenchman has filed the claim with the Employment Tribunal, citing “unauthorised deductions from wages” after he was charged with rape and sexual assault.

Mendy was found not guilty by a jury during a retrial at Chester Crown Court in July.

He was also found not guilty of sexual offences against a number of women earlier in the year, but the jury were unable to reach a verdict on the two charges, forcing a retrial.

Man City released Mendy at the end of his contract this summer but was suspended by the club in September, 2021.

Nick De Marco KC confirmed that he was representing the defender, who joined Ligue 1 club Lorient in the summer.

A statement via Sky Sports News said: “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 offence all of which he was subsequently acquitted of, until the end of his contract in June 2023. The claim will come before an Employment Tribunal.”

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