The date of publishing: Monday, November 20, 2023, 7:38 p.m
Update date: Monday 20 November 2023, 19:55
The trial took place at Chester Crown Court and the Manchester Evening News reported that the Frenchman cried after the verdict was read. “Benjamin Mendy would like to thank the members of the jury for focusing on the evidence in this trial rather than the rumors and innuendo that have dogged this case from the beginning.”Mendy’s lawyer said in a statement.
The 29-year-old joined Manchester City in 2017 and was the subject of a police investigation after 13 women came forward with allegations against him and co-accused Louis Saha Matturie.
In mid-July, the world champion with the French national team in 2018 was officially presented by FC Lorientfrom Ligue 1, with whom he signed for two seasons.
Benjamin Mendy is suing Manchester City
Between September 2021, when the scandal started, until June 2023, when his contract expired, Benjamn Mendy was suspended from the team, during which time his wages were not paid either.
After being found innocent, the footballer wants to get his money back from the Premier League champions and is suing the club.
According to RMC Sports, if Benjamin Mendy intends to recover the amount related to unpaid wages, then he would have to receive approximately 11.5 million euros.