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UFC Irish fighter Conor McGregor has been accused of “violently” sexually assaulting a woman inside a men’s bathroom at the Kaseya Center in Florida last week during Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets.
The incident allegedly happened after the Nuggets defeated the Heat on June 9, according to demand letters sent to McGregor obtained by TMZ Sports.
In the letters, attorney Ariel Mitchell claims NBA and Miami Heat security aided the attack by separating the unnamed woman from her friend and forcing her into a restroom where McGregor and a personal security guard were waiting.
“Security refused to let [the woman] exit or allow anyone else, including her friend, inside the bathroom,” Mitchell wrote, adding that McGregor allegedly appeared from inside a wheelchair-accessible stall “and shoved his tongue in the victim’s mouth and aggressively kissed her.”
The letters further stated the woman told the 34-year-old fighter she had to urinate, which helped remove him from her. However, the letters claim McGregor forced the woman to have oral sex with him, grabbed and pinned her against the bathroom wall, and attempted to “sodomize her.”
At that point, Mitchell wrote in the letters that the woman repeatedly elbowed the former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion, which helped her escape. As the woman fled the scene, she allegedly left her purse that McGregor’s security guards “held hostage” until she pleaded for them to return the personal belonging to her.
Two days later, the woman allegedly reported the assault to local authorities on Sunday morning, who encouraged her to seek legal representation.
The Miami Police Department told TMZ that an investigation into the matter is ongoing.
Mitchell said the woman seeks settlements with the NBA, the Miami Heat, and McGregor.
Attorneys representing McGregor reportedly denied the allegations, adding that the mixed martial artist “will not be intimidated.”
Miami Heat officials on Thursday released a statement saying the basketball organization is aware of the allegations and would conduct a full investigation into the matter while the NBA is working with the team to gather more information.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) June 15, 2023
UFC officials addressed the allegations and said they would also work to gather more information.
“The organization is aware of the recent allegations regarding Conor McGregor and will continue to gather additional details regarding the incident,” UFC said in a statement published by TSN reporter Aaron Bronsteter. “UFC will allow the legal process to play out before making any additional statements.”
McGregor facedin Corsica on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure. He also faced a separate assault accusation in .
The alleged incident occurred during the same NBA Finals game where McGregor participated in a halftime skit that sent the Heat’s mascot “Burnie” to the emergency room after he punched the person inside the costume multiple times while promoting his TIDL Sport recovery spray.