Footballer Benjamin Mendy is suing former club Manchester City for “unauthorised deductions from wages”.
The 29-year-old former City defender filed the claim with the Employment Tribunal within the last few days, and claimed he was not paid after he was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021.
In July, Mendy was found not guilty of one count of rape and one count of attempted rape by a jury in a retrial at Chester Crown Court.
The footballer was previously found not guilty of six counts of rape and one charge of sexual assault against five women in January.
Mendy, who now plays for French Ligue 1 team Lorient, has been seeking the return of pay he thinks he is owed up until the end of his contract, which ended in June 2023.
Nick De Marco KC, who is representing the player, confirmed a claim has been filed to Sky Sports News.
Image: Mendy seeks the return of pay he believes he is owed up until the end of his contract, which ended in June 2023 He said in a statement: “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.”
Manchester City has not yet commented on the filed claim.
Mendy won three Premier League titles with the club, and was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018. He last played for City in August 2021.