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



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Former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has launched a ‘multi-million-pound’ claim against Manchester City over unpaid wages, it has been confirmed.

The 29-year-old has filed the claim with the Employment Tribunal within the last few days, claiming “unauthorised deductions from wages” after he was charged with rape and sexual assault back in 2021.

In July 2023, Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty by a jury in a retrial at Chester Crown Court, after he had been found not guilty of sexual offences against a number of women but the jury were unable to reach verdicts on the two charges, leading to the retrial.

Nick De Marco KC has now confirmed to Sky Sports News that he is acting on behalf of the now-FC Lorient player, and that a claim has been filed.

A statement as relayed by Sky Sports on Monday afternoon 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.”

Benjamin Mendy won three Premier League titles with Manchester City during his time with the club, alongside successes in the EFL Cup, FA Cup, FA Community Shield, and claiming a UEFA Champions League final runners-up medal in 2021.

Across 75 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions following his move from AS Monaco in the summer of 2017, Benjamin Mendy scored two goals and provided a further 14 assists in the process.