Benjamin Mendy is reportedly seeking financial compensation from Manchester City after he was suspended during his legal battles.
Recall we reported that he was accused of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault in 2021, which led to his arrest and suspension by the club.
Mendy joined City from Monaco in 2017 for £52m becoming the most expensive defender at that time and was described as “one of the world’s best full-backs”.
However, Mendy’s career took a major hit when he was falsely accused of rape and sexual assault in 2021.
We also reported that the trial which started last August came to a conclusion last month and he was finally acquitted of all charges.
Recent reports also revealed that Manchester City froze his wages as soon as news of his arrest became public.
Reports claims that he is seeking to reclaim the frozen wages from his suspension after he was acquitted of rape.
Treble winning Champions Manchester City and Mendy have already commenced talks regarding the matter.
Mendy has started a new journey to revive his career with Ligue 1 French club Lorient.
Benjamin Mendy will not start in their Ligue 1 opener against PSG this week due to his fitness recovery process but he is keen on moving forward and putting the difficult chapter behind him.
Benjamin Mendy is a French professional footballer who was born on 17th July, 1994 and plays as a left-back for Manchester City.
Mendy started his playing career in 2010 with the AC Le Havre reserve team after graduating from Le Havre’s development program. A year later, he was promoted to the first squad.
He stayed with the organization until 2013, when he switched to Marseille of Ligue 1.
Benjamin Mendy played with Les Olympiens for the following three seasons before moving on to Monaco, where he won the national championship in 2016–17.
What Happened To Mendy?
Benjamin Mendy was accused of rape and attempted rape together with Louis Saha Matturie, 41, an alleged “fixer”, but was found not guilty by the jury of three counts of rape relating to two teenagers.
He was later set to face a separate trial later in the year after he pleaded not guilty in the January trials. He was later cleared of all charges.
The prosecution had accused Mendy of being a sexual “predator” who raped or sexually assaulted young women procured by Matturie at parties at his luxury home in south of Manchester.
Benjamin Mendy however denied ever forcing any woman into sex and both said any sexual activity they had with women was consensual.
Mendy was suspended by Manchester City – which he joined from French club Monaco in 2017 – after the allegations were made.
The former Monaco defender has not played since August 15, 2021 — days before he was hit with an initial charge of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.