Benjamin Mendy is facing bankruptcy proceedings over a tax debt of nearly £800,000 and is selling his house to avoid bankruptcy.
Why it matters
The bankruptcy proceedings against Benjamin Mendy highlight the financial challenges faced by professional athletes and the potential consequences of tax debts. The outcome of the proceedings will have significant implications for Mendy's financial future.
What the papers say
The Independent reports that Mendy is selling his house to avoid bankruptcy and that HM Revenue and Customs is seeking a bankruptcy order against him. The New York Times highlights the difficulty of discharging federal student debt in bankruptcy and the challenges faced by individuals who cannot find legal representation.
How we got here
Benjamin Mendy, a former Manchester City defender, was recently cleared of rape and attempted rape charges. However, he now faces bankruptcy proceedings over a tax debt of nearly £800,000. The proceedings had been postponed pending the outcome of his criminal trial.
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