- Manchester City stopped paying Benjamin Mendy’s wages in September 2021
- He has now reportedly lodged a claim against City with an Employment Tribunal
- A ref had metal plates after a broken jaw and feared being followed home – IAKO
Benjamin Mendy is suing Manchester City for £10million in unpaid wages after they stopped paying the Frenchman during his trial for sex offences.
Mendy, 29, was cleared of rape and attempted rape at a retrial last summer but City had stopped paying his £100,000-a-week wages in September 2021.
Mendy’s agent had discussed back pay with City following his retrial but the club had no intention of settling with the left back, whose last game for them came a fortnight before he was charged by Cheshire Police.
The World Cup winner, who admitted to disrespecting women during the trial, signed for Lorient on a free transfer after his City contract expired in June.
A statement from Nick De Marco KC, who is acting on behalf of Mendy, read: ‘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.
Benjamin Mendy (pictured) is seeking back £10m in unpaid salary from Manchester City
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The Frenchman’s contract with Man City expired in June 2023, but they stopped paying him in September 2021 as he was facing trial for a string of sex offences, which he denied
‘The claim will come before an Employment Tribunal.’
HMRC has been seeking a bankruptcy order against Mendy over a £788,000 tax debt, with those proceedings having been postponed during the trial.
Mendy’s legal bill for the trial is estimated at over £1m and he has been attempting to sell his £5m house in Prestbury.
City declined to comment.