Conor McGregor Being Investigated As Second Sexual Assault Allegation Emerges
Few years ago, Conor McGregor was rattling the heads of mixed martial artists and UFC fighters. However, the once two-division champion is now making all the wrong noises. According to a new report by The New York Times, the Irishman is reportedly being invested for a second sexual assault allegation.
This is the second instance when ‘The Notorious’ has been under investigation for such an allegation, as The New York Times reported about the first sexual assault allegation back in March. While the former UFC champion hasn’t been charged for either case, he was arrested, questioned and released for the alleged assault in December 2018.
The report in The Times states that an unnamed woman, who is in her 20s, was sexually assaulted while in a vehicle near a Dublin pub this past week. While McGregor is being investigated, the report also states that the Irishman hasn’t been charged or interviewed by the authorities just yet.
When The New York Times reached out to Conor McGregor for a statement, they received a statement from his publicist via e-mail, saying, “Conor McGregor is frequently the subject of rumors. He emphatically denies any report accusing him of sexual assault.”
Furthermore, the Garda, which is the Irish police force, told the outlet via an official statement that the investigation was on-going, but no arrests have been made.
Conor found himself in hot water in the recent past, for snatching away a fan’s phone before stomping on it, and for allegedly punching an old man in an Irish pub.
Considering the Irish laws prohibit releasing of names of those who are charged with rape or sexual assault to the media until they are convicted, the outlets in Ireland have been referring to the suspect as a “well-known Irish sports star”.
McGregor hasn’t competed inside the Octagon since last losing to Khabib at UFC 229 in November last year.
We will update the article as more information becomes public.