Conor McGregor's lawyer denies allegation of assault at NBA Finals
Police and the Miami Heat NBA franchise are investigating the matter.
In a statement released to media, legal counsel representing Conor McGregor has denied a sexual assault allegation that has been made against the UFC star.
As first reported by TMZ, in the United States, then picked up by various outlets, a woman claimed McGregor, 34 years old a native of Crumlin, Dublin, had sexually assaulted her during Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Miami, earlier this month. This was the same game that featured McGregor punching Miami Heat mascot 'Burnie' as part of a half-time skit. The mascot had to be taken to hospital, as a precaution, after taking two knocks from McGregor.
A statement from the Miami Police Department reads:
"At this time all we can confirm is that MPD’s Special Victims Unit is investigating a report that was filed Sunday, June 11, 2023. This is an open investigation so no additional information can be released at this time."
The Miami Heat also released a statement on the matter - 'We are aware of the allegations and are conducting a full investigation. Pending the outcome of the investigation, we will withhold further comment.'
Amid these allegations, and resulting stories and claims, legal counsel for Conor McGregor released a statement to the media via Kessler PR Group. Lawyer Barbara R Llanes stated:
'Mr McGregor will not be intimidated. The allegations are false.'
Conor McGregor and partner expecting fourth child
The former UFC feather- and light-weight champion recently stated he would be re-entering the USADA drug-testing pool. In order to fight with the promotion again, any fighter needs to make themselves available for drug testing and provide clean samples.
It had been hoped that he would return before the end of the year but UFC president Dana White admitted to reporters that, where McGregor is concerned, nothing can be taken for granted.
On Wednesday, during an appearance on the 'Kelly and Mark' show, in the USA, McGregor confirmed to the hosts that he and partner Dee Devlin are expecting a fourth child. "We've got the next one on the way as well," he said. "In a couple more weeks we'll be able to find out the sex is, we're very excited back home."
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