Follow the soap opera Benjamin Mendy. After he was declared innocent, the former defense attorney said Manchester City He has denounced the club for not paying his salaries for almost two years after he was accused of sex crimes in 2021. This was explained by the player’s lawyer Nick Marco Sky Sportswho filed the lawsuit with the labor court alleging:“unauthorized wage deductions” until the end of your contract with the English champions, which ended in June.
“He has not received a salary since September 2021”
The legal team of Mendy is trying to reclaim the salary that Manchester City failed to pay him from September 2021 to June 2023 his contract expired and City He fired him. The player is deemed to have submitted one claim through in between 9 and 10 million of euros in defaults of City.
The sports lawyer Nick DeMarco issued a statement saying: “Manchester City FC have not paid Mr Mendy a salary since September 2021after Mister. Mendy “By the end of his contract in June 2023, he was accused of several offenses of which he was later acquitted. The lawsuit will initially end up before a labor court.”
Away from Manchester City and football
MendyThe 29-year-old was suspended after police charged him in August 2021 At the end of a first trial in January, the court found him not guilty on six counts of rape and one count of sexual assaultand the jury failed to reach a verdict on two additional charges.
In 2022 he was transferred to the HMP Prison from Manchester after spending several months in Liverpool, one of the maximum security prisons in the United Kingdom as “Protect their integrity in the face of growing fears for their own safety.
Then, Mendy was found not guilty of “rape and attempted rape” at a retrial in July. The French international, who last represented his country in 2019, He did not play in the first team between August 2021 and September 2023.
The defender’s last appearance with the City it was against him Tottenham in August 2021, just 13 days before his criminal complaints were made public. City stopped paying him a salary of £100,000 a week In September 2021and Mendy wants to “implement justice.”
His recovery in Lorient
Mendy won three Title of the Premier League during his stay in City, among other honors, but had problems with injuries. played alone 50 games of Premier League before his suspension. Now, after parting ways with football, the Frenchman is trying to rebuild his career France inside Lorient of Ligue 1.
signed a Contract from 2 years He joined the club just days after his acquittal in July and made his debut in September.