Eoghan McDermott refutes "false allegations" made against him in statement 10 months ago

Eoghan McDermott refutes "false allegations" made against him in statement

"I hope the below can close this chapter."

Eoghan McDermott has issued a statement on Twitter in relation to false allegations made against him by a former partner, with whom he was involved in a relationship a number of years ago.

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Posting on Twitter for the first time in over a year, the former RTÉ 2FM presenter made reference to allegations that were spread widely "despite not being investigated or verified", the effects of which McDermott said he was "still processing".

"A few months ago, false allegations were made about me," McDermott wrote online.

"Despite not being investigated or verified, these allegations were spread widely, the effects of which I am still processing.

"I hope the below can close this chapter."

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Following the tweet, the contents of a letter sent to McDermott from Mary Cowhey & Co. Solicitors was also published.

The letter stated that false allegations were made about McDermott on social media on Twitter in March of last year.

"Those remarks arose out of a relationship which they had some years previously, in or around October 2010," the letter read.

"Our client accepts that there were a number of serious falsehoods contained in her publications, which have caused distress to your client [Mr McDermott] and those closest to him.

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"Our client sincerely regrets publishing the inaccuracies contained in those publications and acknowledges that they have had a harmful effect on your client and to those close to him."

The solicitor's client accepted that they were "above the age of consent at all times that she and Mr McDermott met or engaged in a physical relationship, contrary to her original claim.

"She acknowledges the severity of this claim and retracts it unequivocally."

The letter goes on to rescind a number of claims against McDermott following the initial claims.

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"At the request of and with consideration for the other party to this dispute, I will not be commenting any further on this matter," McDermott added.

The account mentioned in the letter has since deleted its tweets.

Per the Irish Examiner, McDermott is set to take legal action in the High Court against Twitter.

JOE has also reached out to RTÉ for comment on the matter.