Conor McGregor “will not be intimidated” by an anonymous complainant seeking a legal settlement who has alleged the UFC star sexually assaulted her during a Miami Heat game.
That was the response from McGregor’s representatives, who told multiple media outlets on Thursday that the “allegations are false” following a report by TMZ.
Per that initial report, an unnamed woman alleged that security staff at the Kaseya Center on June 9 separated her from her friend, and forced her into a men’s room where McGregor lay in wait. According to the complainant, via a demand letter, “security refused to let [the woman] exit or allow anyone else, including her friend, inside the bathroom.”
She was then “violently” sexually assaulted, claiming that McGregor forced her to perform oral sex before attempting to sodomize her. The statement goes on to claim that she was able to fight the trained mixed martial artist off by throwing elbows, before escaping the bathroom.
June 9 was the same night McGregor infamously punched out a mascot — an episode previously revealed to be a PR stunt.
None of the allegations have been proven in court — though Miami PD confirmed to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter on Thursday that they are investigating the allegation.
“At this time all we can confirm is that MPD’s Special Victims Unit is investigating a report that was filed Sunday, June 11, 2023. This is an open investigation so no additional information can be released at this time.”
By opting to proceed with a demand letter (which, in layman’s terms, is a letter demanding certain actions or compensation in lieu of a lawsuit), the complaint has signalled she is willing to forgo litigation.
The demand letters in question were also served to the Miami Heat and Kaseya Center by lawyer Ariel Mitchell.
McGregor has yet to be arrested or charged with any crime surrounding the allegations. The most recognizable star in mixed martial arts, Conor McGregor was previously accused of sexual assault in both 2019 and 2020. None of the prior allegations against the Irish star were proven in court.
On Thursday, UFC officials also released a statement on the matter, writing that “The organization is aware of the recent allegations regarding Conor McGregor and will continue to gather additional details regarding the incident. UFC will allow the legal process to play out before making any additional statements.”
McGregor can currently be seen coaching on The Ultimate Fighter 31, opposite Michael Chandler. No date has been set for an eventual coach’s fight.