Benjamin Mendy has filed a ‘million-pound’ claim against Manchester City over unpaid wages.
The 29-year-old man has filed a claim in the employment tribunal over the past few days claiming unauthorized deductions from his salary.
Mendy was accused of rape and attempted sexual assault in 2021.
However, he was found not guilty earlier this year and has since resumed his career in football.
Benjamin Mendy won three Premier League titles while playing for Manchester City
Mendy denied both charges against him and was found not guilty by a jury at Chester Crown Court in July.
Manchester City stopped paying the defender his £100,000-a-week wages when the allegations were initially made.
Sky Sports say Mendy is now trying to get his outstanding wages back.
Mendy returned to City in the 2017 summer transfer window after impressing for Monaco in France.
He was part of the Monaco team that won the Ligue 1 title that year and ended Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance of French football in the process.
Mendy won three Premier League titles during his tenure at the Etihad Stadium.
He was part of the team that won an unprecedented domestic quadruple in 2021, and made 20 Premier League appearances that year.
Mendy, after leaving City, joined Lorient in France.
He has made three appearances for the club in a short period of time since his arrival.
Announcing his arrival, Lorient said: “FC Lorient is pleased to announce today the signing of French international left-back Benjamin Mendy (29) for two seasons.
“After being satisfied with the traditional medical examination, Benjamin Mendy, world champion 2018, quadruple winner of the Premier League under Manchester City and French champion of Ligue 1, especially with Monaco, to strengthen the Lorient workforce for this new season. Have come for.
“The native of Longjumeau, who will wear number 5 with the Merlas, will make his debut in the Espace FCL today.
Mendy was acquitted of six rapes in an earlier trial in January.
And when the defender was found not guilty, many footballers supported him.
Among them was Memphis Depay, with the Netherlands international saying: “Benjamin Mendy had all cases dismissed. So what are we doing now?
“Who will help this brother recover? Who will be responsible [sic] for the damage caused to him [sic] Name?
Benjamin Mendy joins Lorient after leaving Man City
“How would he have [sic] Career back? “Investing many years to become a professional soccer player…now what!?
“I never talked about this topic because I didn’t have complete information, but I really talked to him once [sic] Facetimed him while behind bars and faced him twice on the pitch.. I saw nothing wrong with the guy.
“We cannot accept this happening to us as athletes… who will stand up for us in our time of need when the damage has already been done? Don’t turn your heads people.”