A multi-million dollar lawsuit has been filed against the UFC superstar Conor McGregor Made by a woman in his native Ireland.
The woman is represented by attorney Dave Coleman of Coleman Legal Partners, who confirmed the news to MMA Fighting in a phone call Tuesday after the news of the lawsuit was first reported before. independent In Ireland. The personal injury lawsuit was filed on Monday over the events that allegedly occurred in 2018. The woman’s mother also filed a smaller lawsuit against McGregor, who was also represented by Coleman in the case.
The identity of the woman, her mother, and details of the claims in the lawsuit have not been publicly disclosed due to Ireland’s strict privacy laws.
“We cannot comment on the core issues,” Coleman told MMA Fighting. “Suffice to say, I represent these women. We have issued these measures before the court, and we are convinced that our case is justified before the court.”
McGregor, who is currently in Abu Dhabi, prepares for his battle Dustin Poirier On Saturday at UFC 257, a statement was released from his representatives after news of the suit first surfaced.
“After Gardaí’s comprehensive investigation, which included, in addition to interviews with the plaintiff, interviewing several sources, obtaining witness statements, examining closed circuit footage, and Conor McGregor’s cooperation, these allegations were categorically rejected,” said McGregor spokeswoman Karen. In a statement originally published in The Independent.
The plaintiff knows that the facts contradict the assertions of this case. Mr. McGregor will oppose any allegations and he is confident that justice will prevail. “
According to The Independent, the situation brought about by the lawsuit includes an investigation originally conducted by An Garda Síochána, but no charges have been brought against McGregor.
The woman involved in the lawsuit has reportedly known McGregor for “many years”. In March 2019, The New York Times reported That McGregor was under investigation for sexual assault in Ireland for an alleged incident in 2018. Two months ago, McGregor was detained and questioned by law enforcement in connection with the incident, but was released pending further investigation.
Due to strict laws in Ireland, details surrounding the alleged accident have not been made public. According to the newspaper, the accused said the alleged accident occurred at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin, near MacGregor’s hometown of Cromlin in southern Dublin. In the report, he described McGregor as an “occasional guest” at the hotel, and sources claimed to have seen him visit him the night before the accident.
Alongside this investigation, MacGregor has also settled several other legal cases in recent years. Last September, it was Interview and release by the police in Corsica In the aftermath of the allegations of “attempted sexual assault and sexual display”. In 2019, he is He pleaded guilty to the assault He was fined for having punched a patron in Ireland. In 2018, Come to a claim agreement With Brooklyn prosecutors after he launches an attack on a bus full of fighters in front of him UFC 223 In April 2018.