Global  

UFC Fighter Conor McGregor Arrested After Accusations of Sexual Assault, Indecent Exposure

The Wrap Saturday, 12 September 2020
UFC Fighter Conor McGregor Arrested After Accusations of Sexual Assault, Indecent ExposureFormer UFC and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor was arrested in France Saturday in response to accusations of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure, for which a complaint was filed on Sept. 10.

The attempted assault allegedly took place at a bar, according to TMZ, but no other details about the incident have been confirmed. McGregor is being held in custody on the island of Corsica, where he was vacationing, according to reporting from TMZ Sports.

A spokesperson for McGregor said in an email to TheWrap, “Conor McGregor vigorously denies any accusation of misconduct. He has been interviewed and released.”

*Also Read:* Another Trump Tweet About Voting Twice Slapped With Warning Label by Twitter

Audie Attar, chief executive of McGregor’s management firm, Los Angeles-based Paradigm Sports Management, said in a statement provided to TheWrap, “I am irate and putting out a warning loud and clear: Conor McGregor is not and will not be a target for those seeking to score a headline or a payday.”

Corsica officials published a statement to the Agence France-Presse newswire service Saturday, confirming McGregor was taken into custody. “Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr. Conor Anthony Mac Gregor was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services.”

The full AFP press release, translated to English from French, is available from the Straits Times.

*Also Read:* 'Doom Patrol' Gets Season 3 Pickup and a Full Move to HBO Max

McGregor is no stranger to encounters with the law or domestic violence complaints. In fact, the mug shot above was taken last March after he was arrested on a felony robbery charge in Miami after smashing a fan’s cell phone. The fighter was also under investigation for a reported sexual assault that was said to have taken place last year at a hotel in Ireland.

Though he retired from MMA fighting after winning a match by TKO in January 2019 against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in UFC 246, McGregor has teased a possible return to the sport, tweeting that he’d let the UFC’s drug testers onto his yacht to take samples.

McGregor won the UFC title for featherweights in 2015 and 2016, and lightweights from 2016 to 2018. In 2017, he suffered a rare defeat at the hands of American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, a match which had a whopping $130 million prize pool.

*Related stories from TheWrap:*

UFC's Trevin Giles' Fainting Spell Before Bout Caused by 'Heart Irregularities'

UFC Doc 'Origins of the Octagon' From 'Last Dance' Producer Pinned by Gunpowder & Sky

John Oliver Throws Stiff Punches at WWE, AEW and UFC in Latest Coronavirus Takedown (Video)
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: Wochit - Published
News video: Never A Dull Moment: Conor McGregor Detained Once Again For Sexual Assault Allegations

Never A Dull Moment: Conor McGregor Detained Once Again For Sexual Assault Allegations 00:40

Twice-retired UFC superstar Conor McGregor was collared in Corsica on Saturday and accused of attempted sexual assault. According to Newser, the 32-year-old is no stranger to legal run-ins. In 2019 alone, he was sued for assault and battery, charged with assault, and investigated on multiple...

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

Attorney David Pasulka Arrested, Accused Of Sexual Assault [Video]

Attorney David Pasulka Arrested, Accused Of Sexual Assault

David Pasulka, a powerful attorney in Cook County child custody cases, is now facing criminal sexual assault charges after CBS 2 uncovered accusations that he was preying on women with whom he worked.

Credit: CBS 2 Chicago     Duration: 01:04Published

Related news from verified sources

Conor McGregor arrested for attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure in Corsica

Conor McGregor arrested for attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure in Corsica
UFC superstar Conor McGregor was released without charge after being placed in police custody on the Mediterranean island of Corsica on suspicion of attempted...
New Zealand Herald

UFC star McGregor arrested in Corsica for indecent exposure - court

UFC star McGregor arrested in Corsica for indecent exposure - court
Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has been taken into police custody in Corsica on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure, the...
WorldNews

Conor McGregor awaiting results of key tests which could lead to re-arrest

Conor McGregor awaiting results of key tests which could lead to re-arrest
UFC star Conor McGregor was taken into police custody on the French holiday island of Corsica last Friday over alleged sexual assault and indecent exposure
Daily Star Also reported by •AceShowbizDaily Record