Former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy, who claims he is owed millions of pounds in unpaid wages, is planning to file a lawsuit against the Premier League winners.
Mendy, who was accused of rape and sexual assault two years ago, is suing City in an employment tribunal to recover what he claims were "unauthorised deductions from wages."
After his contract with City expired in June, the 29-year-old left as he was exonerated of all charges related to rape and attempted rape.
After Mendy was first charged and detained, it is claimed that City stopped paying him in September 2021.
“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.”
In January, Mendy was cleared of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, but the jury were unable to reach verdicts on two charges, leading to a retrial.
On those two counts, a jury in the retrial in July found him not guilty.
Mendy, who reportedly received weekly compensation from City of about £100,000 ($125,000), is requesting his money back until the end of his deal with the treble winners.
Mendy, a three-time Premier League champion with City, left the team under Pep Guardiola in 2021 and began playing for the French club Lorient this season.