Conor McGregor, an MMA fighter, is charged with sexually assaulting a woman on June 9 after Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The woman was allegedly abused in a restroom at the Kaseya Center, according to the woman’s lawyer. The claims were described in a letter sent to McGregor, the NBA, and the Miami Heat. The woman was led to a men’s lavatory where McGregor was waiting for her after being removed apart from her friend by security personnel. Before allegedly compelling the lady to engage in oral sex with him, McGregor allegedly “violently kissed” her. Furthermore, when McGregor allegedly tried to sodomize her, she allegedly only managed to flee after repeatedly elbowing him. All of the accusations against McGregor have been refuted.
The alleged victim reported the incident to the police on the morning of June 11. Miami PD has since confirmed to TMZ that they have been investigating the incident for most of this week. In her letter, the woman’s attorney stated her client was seeking a settlement as opposed to litigation.
TMZ Releases Pre-Incident Footage
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JUNE 09: Conor McGregor is seen in attendance during Game Four of the 2023 NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat at Kaseya Center on June 09, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Video that appears to capture the minutes just before the alleged assault is said to have been obtained by TMZ. After leaving a restroom with his personal protection, McGregor is seen guiding a woman back inside by the hand. The video appears to refute reports that stadium security dragged the victim into the restroom. The video does, however, support claims that security prevents anyone from entering or leaving the restroom after they use it.
The woman’s attorney provided additional context, stating her client had been partying with McGregor earlier in the night and believed she was being taken to his hotel. In response to the video, McGregor’s attorney issued a statement.”After the video was released by TMZ, the claimant’s lawyer now has changed her story. Mr. McGregor welcomes the investigation, which he firmly believes will show the claims against him are false. After not responding to the demand for money made by claimant’s counsel, she turned to the media to apply pressure. This is no more than a shakedown.”