Content Warning: This story is difficult to read and contains allegations of sexual assault that are emotionally disturbing.
The Miami Heat are investigating allegations that UFC star Conor McGregor sexually assaulted a woman in a bathroom at the team’s Kaseya Center, the team said in a statement Thursday.
“We are aware of the allegation and are conducting a full investigation,” Heath said. We are withholding further comment pending the outcome of the investigation. Both the NBA and UFC are aware of the allegations. “We are aware of the allegation and are working with the team to gather more information,” NBA spokesman Mike Buss said in a statement to The Athletic.
The UFC released the following statement to The Athletic: “The organization is aware of the recent allegations against Conor McGregor and continues to gather more details regarding the incident. The UFC will allow the legal process to take place before making any further statements.
The alleged sexual assault happened during Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets, TMZ Sports reported. McGregor took part in a halftime skit during the game promoting Tiddle Sports’ recovery spray.
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According to a letter of intent filed by the women’s attorney, Arielle Mitchell, the woman was separated from her friend by NBA and Heat security and led into a restroom where McGregor and the security guard were waiting. . In the letter, security does not allow the woman to leave the toilet or allow anyone else to enter. McGregor then left the tent and “forcefully kissed” the woman, according to TMZ Sports.
The woman pulled away from McGregor, saying she needed to urinate, but the retired fighter forced her to perform oral sex on him. The letter says McGregor then grabbed the woman, pinned her against a wall and tried to choke her, according to multiple reports.
After the woman elbowed McGregor several times to get away, she fled the bathroom and left her purse behind. In the letter, Mitchell alleged that McGregor’s security guards “held the woman’s purse hostage,” and after the woman retrieved it, she went to local authorities, reports said.
According to the letter, the victim contacted law enforcement. When contacted by The Athletic, a Miami PD spokesperson said they are awaiting information from SVU and do not have any additional information at this time.
McGregor’s reps told TMZ Sports and the Daily Mail that the allegations are false.
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