McGregor Investigated For Sexual Assault
Less than 12 hours after Conor McGregor announced his retirement, the former UFC champion has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in December
McGregor has not been charged with a crime, as is the protocol for criminal investigations in his native Ireland, where the incident was to have taken place, but the fighter was arrested and questioned by law enforcement in January according to the New York Times.
As of this report, no allegations have been proven and the investigation’s continuation is not an implication of McGregor’s guilt.
The alleged victim accused McGregor of committing the attack at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin, which saw the Irish fighter visit in December, a day before the alleged assault. The Beacon is 25 minutes from McGregor’s hometown of Crumlin.
The police have retrieved evidence from the room McGregor stayed in, as well as closed-circuit camera footage,
Laws in Ireland restrict members of the news media from identifying indviduals charged with a rape unless there is a conviction, due to costly livel and breach of privacy lawsuits.
Spokesmen for Ireland’s police service would not confirm if McGregor is the suspect in-question, the same for McGregor’s publicist, who declined to discuss rumors.
Initial Report: New York Times