Conor McGregor, the celebrated UFC fighter, stands accused of sexually assaulting a woman following Game 4 of the NBA Finals basketball match earlier this month in Miami.
Legal documentation containing these allegations was addressed to Mr. McGregor and indicates the alleged assault took place inside a restroom at the Kaseya Center.
Mr. McGregor’s legal representative stated, “The allegations are false. Mr. McGregor will not be intimidated.”
The Miami City Police have officially confirmed that an ongoing investigation is currently underway in response to the allegations of sexual assault involving Conor McGregor, subsequent to the conclusion of an NBA game.
A statement issued by UFC acknowledges awareness of the allegations, with further details being collected.
The Miami Heat, the hosts of the NBA Finals game, are undertaking a comprehensive investigation.
Ariel Mitchell, the lawyer representing the woman, stated that her client was attending the fourth game of the NBA Finals on Friday, June 9, prior to the alleged incident occurring.
In the legal documentation addressed to Mr. McGregor, Ms. Mitchell accuses that the woman was escorted into a men’s restroom by security personnel, where she was allegedly subjected to a violent sexual assault by Mr. McGregor.
The documentation alleges that the woman was able to extricate herself from the restroom, but she had to leave her purse behind, which she reportedly retrieved after pleading with security staff.
In an interview, Ms. Mitchell claimed she has secured video footage that captured a portion of the alleged incident.
On Sunday, June 11, a police report pertaining to the incident was filed, as informed by the City of Miami Police to BBC News.
“We cannot disclose any further details as this is an ongoing investigation,” commented a spokeswoman from the police department.
Mr. McGregor’s presence at the NBA Finals became a talking point after the former Irish champion assaulted the Miami Heat’s mascot during the half-time break, seemingly as part of a promotional stunt for a pain relief spray he was endorsing.
The individual dressed as the mascot required medical treatment at a local hospital after the incident, as reported by the Athletic.