Benjamin Mendy launches ‘multi-million-pound’ claim against Manchester City over unpaid wages
Mendy will launch a multi-million-pound against City
After filing a “multi-million-pound” lawsuit against Manchester City for unpaid salaries, Benjamin Mendy has declared war on his former team.
In October 2020, Mendy was charged with the rape of a 24-year-old woman in his Cheshire home’s bedroom. In addition, he was accused of trying to rape a 29-year-old woman at his house two years prior.
The jury at Chester Crown Court later this year ruled Mendy not guilty of both allegations and Man City will no longer be paying his £100,000-per-week salary starting in September 2021.
Mendy has reportedly filed a “multi-million-pound claim” against City for unpaid pay, according to Sky Sports.
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According to reports, Mendy filed a lawsuit with the Occupational Tribunal in recent days, alleging “unauthorised deductions from wages” made while his trial was still going on.
Mendy was supposed to be under deal at Manchester until June 2023. He earned the costliest defender in the Premier League when City spent AS Monaco £52 million in 2017.
Mendy is now requesting for the agreement to be terminated as well as the income that is due from September 2021 to June 2023.
According to Sky’s story, Mendy’s representative is none other than renowned sports attorney Nick De Marco KC.
A declaration given to Sky stated:
‘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 offences 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.’
It was disclosed earlier this month that Mendy, in an attempt to avoid bankruptcy, drastically reduced the £5 million price he was seeking for his Cheshire house by £750,000.
After moving to Ligue 1 team Lorient in August, MailOnline revealed in August that Mendy had listed the opulent property for £5 million. Mendy is hoping to salvage his career after two criminal cases.