Benjamin Mendy sues Mancity over unpaid debts

Benjamin Mendy sues Mancity over unpaid debts

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Benjamin Mendy sues Mancity over unpaid debts

Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy sues Mancity over unpaid debts. Former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has filed a multi-million-pound lawsuit against the club at an employment tribunal for alleged unauthorised wage deductions while he faced criminal charges.

According to Sky Sports, the 29-year-old, who presently plays for Lorient in France, alleges City stopped paying him in September 2021 after he was accused of rape and sexual assault. Mendy was ultimately acquitted in two trials this year.


His lawyer, Nick De Marco, confirmed launching legal action seeking all owed wages up until his City contract expired in June 2023. The claim accuses the Premier League champions of withholding pay for nearly two years while the cases were ongoing.

Mendy became the world’s most expensive defender when he joined City from Monaco in 2017 for £52 million. He won three league championships but did not play again until August 2021, soon before his arrest.

According to Mendy’s legal team, after being cleared on all counts, he was paid nothing for the next 21 months. It claims the City was not legally entitled to impose such a protracted wage suspension.

“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.

“From September 2021, after Mr Mendy was charged with various offenses, all of which he was later acquitted of, until the end of his contract in June 2023, Manchester City FC failed to pay Mr Mendy any wages at all.” “The claim will be heard by an Employment Tribunal,” according to the statement.

Man City is yet to comment on the lawsuit as of the time of filing this report.

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