Woman Files Multi-Million Dollar Personal Injury Suit Against UFC Star Conor McGregor
UFC star, Conor McGregor, is facing a multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuit filed bya woman alleging rape. Dave Coleman, the woman’s attorney, told ESPN on Tuesday that the lawsuit had been filed at Dublin High Court in Ireland on Monday.
The events in question allegedly took place in 2018. According to the New York Times, the woman alleged in the complaint that McGregor assaulted her in a hotel penthouse on December 9, 2018. She also alleged that McGregor raped her. When she was examined at a hospital, she was reportedly had bodily bruises and abrasions on her face, neck, and right breast.
The lawsuit stated that the woman reported the assault to the police a month later and has filed for personal injury damages between $1.79 million and $2.13 million. The incident is being investigated by An Garda Síochána, the national police service of the Republic of Ireland. McGregor has denied any wrongdoing.
McGregor’s spokesperson, Karen Kessler, issued a public statement declaring, “After an exhaustive investigation conducted by the Gardaí which, 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.” She further stated that, “The plaintiff knows the facts contradict the assertions in this lawsuit. Mr. McGregor will dispute any claims and is confident that justice will prevail.” A civil trial is to be held in Ireland with a jury to decide the case.
McGregor, one of the most popular UFC fighters in the world, is set to return to the Octagon against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this Saturday in Abu Dhabi. When asked about the timing of the lawsuit being filed, Coleman commented that there was “no specific reason.”
The New York Times reported that McGregor has had multiple run-ins with the law over the years. In 2019, he was the subject of two sexual assault investigations. It is unclear if those investigations are still open. He was also fined 1000 euros in Dublin the same year court after a video surfaced of him punching a man in the face at a pub. In 2018 hewas arrested in Brooklyn for throwing a dolly at a UFC bus following a media day event.