Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is being accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the NBA Final Game 4 on June 9 at the Kaseya Center in Florida.
The woman alleges McGregor forced himself on her in a bathroom, yet the professional mixed martial artist denies the allegations.
TMZ was the first to report the news and stated that on Thursday they had obtained demand letters authored by South Florida-based attorney Ariel Mitchell that were sent to McGregor, the NBA and the Miami Heat.
In the letters, Mitchell claims that NBA and Heat security helped separate the woman from her friend … and then forced her into a restroom that McGregor and his security guard were already inside of.
In the letters, Mitchell says “security refused to let [the woman] exit or allow anyone else, including her friend, inside the bathroom.” The lawyer then claims McGregor emerged from inside of a handicap stall “and shoved his tongue in the victim’s mouth and aggressively kissed her.”
According to the letters, the woman was able to get McGregor off of her by telling him she had to urinate … but then McGregor allegedly forced her to have oral sex with him.
McGregor, 34, is then accused of grabbing the woman and pinning her against the wall … before attempting to sodomize her.
Mitchell says in the letters the woman was able to elbow McGregor repeatedly — which gave her a window to escape. However, she allegedly fled in such a hurry, she left her purse — which Mitchell says McGregor’s security guards “held hostage” until she pleaded with them for its return.
Although the woman reported the alleged sexual assault to local authorities, she apparently does not want to press charges, with Mitchell writing in her letters that the woman is only seeking settlements with McGregor, the NBA and Heat.
McGregor’s representatives told TMZ in a statement that the “allegations are false,” adding that “Mr. McGregor will not be intimidated.”
The Miami Heat then released their own statement below:
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) June 15, 2023
McGregor also injured the team’s mascot during a staged stunt that night. Story here.
The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion just finished filming the Ultimate Fighter 31 and is expected to face opposing coach Michael Chandler.
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