It seemed as if Conor McGregor was getting it together regarding his legal troubles, and now he’s being investigated for a possible sexual assault allegation made against him in his country of Ireland back in December 2018.
According to the NY Times, a woman in her 20’s has come forward accusing the 30-year-old of assaulting her at the Beacon hotel in Dublin, Ireland after hanging out with her friend in the area. She was allegedly taken to the hospital following the incident and no other information has been disclosed. But right now, authorities cannot name any subjects due to Ireland’s privacy laws which protect both victims and potential subject in sexual assault cases.
Several media outlets just described the incident as an Irish sport’s star being arrested but McGregor’s name was thrown out publicly, and investigations were undertaken as this is a breach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
Now, McGregor was recently arrested in Miami for breaking and stealing a fan’s phone, but we thought this was the last of his problems. He’s even wrapping up his case where he threw a dolly through a bus full of fighters, and now this sexual assault case pops up.
But McGregor’s rep Karen Kessler says this alleged rape accusation is nothing but a rumor…(h/t TMZ.com)
“This story has been circulating for some time and it is unclear why it is being reported now”.
“The assumption that the Conor retirement announcement today is related to this rumor is absolutely false.”
Karen also said a word about his UFC future:
“Should Conor fight in the future it must be in an environment where fighters are respected for their value, their skill, their hard work and their dedication to the sport.”
Last week Mcgregor revealed he’s in negotiation with the UFC and aiming for a July return. However, it seems those plans went sideways following his announcement to retire from MMA. Presumably, he’s making millions from his Proper No. 12 Irish whiskey. Also, Conor is one of the highest athletes on the UFC roster and holds a record to generate most revenue on PPV events. Thanks to his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather back in 2017 that made him more wealthy.
Whether or not Conor McGregor will be charged with sexual assault remains, and so far he has not spoken out regarding the allegations made against him.