The French player Benjamin Mendy went to court against the Manchester City for unpaid wages after being accused of rape and sexual assault in 2021. He was arrested at the time, but was released after paying bail in January 2022.
In early 2023, Mendy was acquitted of sexual crimes against several women, but the jury failed to reach a verdict on two charges, and he was eventually put back on trial. In July this year, the player was found innocent in a new trial in England.
Now the Frenchman is seeking to receive his wages due until the end of his contract with the English team, which ends in June 2023. Lawyer Nick De Marco KC confirmed to Sky Sports News that he has filed a multimillion-dollar claim on the player’s behalf.
“Manchester City FC did not pay Mr Mendy any salary from September 2021, after he was accused of several crimes, of which he was later acquitted, until the end of his contract in June 2023,” said De Marco , in a statement. The English club did not comment on the legal action.
Mendy, 29, became the most expensive defender in the Premier League when City paid £52 million to take him from Monaco in 2017. The player won three titles with the English team and He was part of the 2018 World Cup winning team. He played for the team led by Guardiola until August 2021 and currently plays for French club Lorient.