A woman has accused UFC fighter Conor McGregor of sexually assaulting her after Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Miami on June 9.
The Miami police said they are investigating the report which was filed by the woman’s attorney.
“This is an open investigation so no additional information can be released at this time,” police spokesperson Michael Vega said.
The unidentified woman alleged that McGregor sexually assaulted and battered her in a VIP men’s bathroom at the Kaseya Center where the game was held.
Her attorney in a letter to McGregor also claimed that he kidnapped her and caused her emotional distress.
McGregor’s representatives responded saying, “The Miami Heat acknowledged they are aware of the allegations and will withhold comment pending the outcome of their investigation. allegations are false. Mr. McGregor will not be intimidated.”
The attorney also sent separate letters to the NBA, the Miami Heat, and the Kaseya Center claiming they were each accessory to the alleged sexual assault and battery, and that they aided and abetted in the alleged kidnapping.
The letters demand McGregor, the Kaseya Center, the NBA and the Miami Heat organization preserve all video, photographs, and other potential evidence.
“We are aware of the allegations and are working with the team to gather more information”, NBA spokesman Mike Bass said.
The Miami Heat also said they are aware of the allegations and will withhold comment pending the outcome of their investigation.
During the same game, McGregor punched a performer wearing a Miami Heat mascot costume. The performer received treatment before being sent to the hospital. Though the act might pass as a script, McGregor received many backlashes.