UFC superstar Conor McGregor was hit with a multimillion lawsuit by an unnamed woman in Dublin, Ireland, for alleged personal injury. A later report by the New York Times indicated McGregor was alleged to have raped and assaulted the woman.
Per ESPN, the attorney for the woman who filed the suit would not provide additional details on the case at this time. The lawsuit was filed with the High Court of Ireland.
A spokesperson commenting about the suit on behalf of McGregor denied any wrongdoing. Per that statement:
“After an exhaustive investigation…in addition to interviews of the plaintiff, included interviewing numerous sources, obtaining witnesses’ statements, examining closed-circuit footage, and the cooperation of Conor McGregor, these allegations were categorically rejected. The plaintiff knows the facts contradict the assertions in this lawsuit. Mr. McGregor will dispute any claims and is confident that justice will prevail.”
McGregor faces Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier in the main event of UFC 257 on January 23 in Abu Dhabi.
New and Sordid Details Emerge About Case
New and sordid details about the case emerged soon after this story broke.
According to a report by New York Times, the “statement of claim” obtained by that media outlet filed with the court alleges McGregor assaulted and raped the woman at a Dublin hotel on December 9, 2018.
It’s not explicitly stated, but the report also suggests the woman might have been drugged beyond the cocaine she was allegedly offered and accepted.
Per the report, “McGregor’s friend gave her a drink. Her only memory thereafter is of being in a taxi, according to the statement. She said she was later told by the police that McGregor’s friend said he had sex with her, but she had no recollection of it and did not consent.”
‘That’s How I Felt’
Before allegedly raping the woman, the fighter is claimed to have picked her up as many as three times with his hands and his arms wrapped around her neck. The woman bit and hit him, but McGregor would not let her loose.
It is alleged that McGregor performed these physical acts of violence against her to keep her from fighting off his sexual advances. His only verbal response to her refusal to comply with his requests was the following statement.
“That’s how I felt in the Octagon, I had to tap myself out three times, that’s how I felt,” McGregor said per the lawsuit obtained by New York Times.
McGregor allegedly proceeded to rape the woman, and subsequently demanded that she lie on the bed next to him after he was finished.
The unnamed woman is seeking compensation somewhere between $1.79 million and $2.13 million for lost earnings, medical expenses, and more.
According to the report, she has not been able to work since the alleged assault took place due to the “host of psychological and emotional problems” she experienced after the encounter.
McGregor’s representation has “categorically rejected” the claims per the New York Times and is “confident that justice will prevail” in the civil case.
The civil suit was filed after police and prosecutors in Dublin declined to pursue criminal charges against McGregor.
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