Benjamin Mendy, a former Manchester City defender, is set to sue the Premier League champions, claiming he is due millions of pounds in unpaid pay.
Mendy will take City to an employment tribunal in an attempt to recuperate what he claims are “unauthorised deductions from wages” after being charged with r*pe and s*xual assault two years ago.
After being exonerated of r*pe and attempted r*pe charges, the 29-year-old left City when his contract expired in June.
City is said to have ceased paying Mendy in September 2021, after he was initially charged and detained.
“Nick De Marco KC… is acting for the former Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy in a multi-million-pound claim for unauthorised deductions from wages,” a statement on behalf of Mendy told Sky Sports and The Guardian.
“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.”
Mendy was cleared of six counts of r*pe and one count of s*xual assault in January, but the jury was unable to reach verdicts on two charges, necessitating a retrial.
At the retrial in July, a jury ruled him not guilty on the two offenses.
Mendy, who was reportedly paid roughly £100,000 ($125,000) per week by City, is suing for the recovery of wages owed to him until the end of his contract with the triple champions.
Mendy, a three-time Premier League winner with City, left the club in 2021 and joined French club Lorient at the start of this season.