According to a letter delivered to McGregor and his crew, the woman claimed McGregor “violently” pressed himself on her inside a VIP men’s restroom at Kaseya Center. She claimed McGregor “aggressively kissed her” and then tried to coerce her into several sexual actions.
When questioned about the McGregor allegations on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department said the department’s special victims unit is looking into a report that was filed on Sunday and that no more information will be made public at this time.
The alleged incident took place on Friday during Game 4 of the Finals. The victim claims that by isolating her from her friend and dragging her into the restroom, Miami Heat and NBA security helped McGregor carry out the attack.
The 34-year-old McGregor refuted the accusations through his lawyer, Barbara Llanes.
“Mr. McGregor will not be intimidated,” Llanes declared in a statement.
In the letter to McGregor, the lady’s attorney, Ariel Mitchell, stated that following the alleged incident, the woman immediately notified police enforcement and her law office. The letter requested that McGregor retain all potential evidence and forewarned of impending legal action. Mitchell also wrote letters of legal advice to the NBA and the Heat.
In a statement released on Thursday, UFC acknowledged knowledge of the claims against McGregor and promised to “continue to gather further information about the incident. Before making any further statements, UFC will wait for the legal process to conclude.
The NBA, the Heat, who were in the Finals against the Denver Nuggets, and McGregor were guests at the event. In a spoof to sell a recovery spray, McGregor hit Heat mascot Burnie twice during halftime of Game 4, sending the actor playing the mascot to the hospital where he was given painkillers.
In remarks, both the Heat and the NBA accepted the woman’s claims.
The Heat stated, “We are aware of the allegations and are undertaking a complete investigation. We will reserve additional comment pending the conclusion of the inquiry.
The NBA stated that it was collaborating with the Heat to compile more data.
McGregor has previously been charged with sexual assault four times outside of the US, but no legal action has been taken against him, and at least one case has been dismissed.
The most recent accusations against McGregor were initially covered by TMZ.
McGregor, a former featherweight and lightweight champion of the UFC, is the most successful fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. He has been in numerous of the most popular pay-per-view events, including a boxing contest with Floyd Mayweather in 2017. McGregor is a coach on the current season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which was shot in Las Vegas earlier this year, and has been healing from a fractured leg since July 2021.