Conor McGregor, who’s making his return to the octagon at UFC 257 on Saturday, has been named because the co-defendant in a multimillion greenback private harm lawsuit filed by an unidentified lady in Eire.
ESPN confirmed the lawsuit’s existence with the lady’s lawyer, Dave Coleman, who stated that it stems from occasions that allegedly befell in 2018. The alleged occasions are unknown, and Coleman declined to present any further info. The go well with was filed in Eire’s Excessive Court docket in Dublin on Monday, and Coleman stated that the lady’s mom has additionally filed a smaller go well with in opposition to McGregor.
Conor McGregor denies any wrongdoing
In response to The Impartial, the alleged occasions had been “extensively” investigated by An Garda Síochána, the Republic of Eire’s nationwide police service, however no costs had been introduced.
McGregor has denied any wrongdoing. His spokesperson, Karen Kessler, launched a press release to The Impartial in regards to the go well with.
“After an exhaustive investigation carried out by the Gardaí which, along with interviews of the plaintiff, included interviewing quite a few sources, acquiring witnesses’ statements, inspecting closed circuit footage and the cooperation of Conor McGregor, these allegations had been categorically rejected.
“The plaintiff is aware of the info contradict the assertions on this lawsuit. Mr. McGregor will dispute any claims and is assured that justice will prevail.”
McGregor has been in bother with the legislation earlier than. In 2018, he pleaded no contest to a number of costs associated to his assault on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s bus at UFC 223 media day. He was arrested and charged in 2019 after destroying a fan’s telephone in Florida, and pleaded responsible to assault and fined 1,000 euros for punching a person in a Dublin pub later that yr. McGregor was additionally reportedly being investigated for two different incidents of sexual assault in 2019. He has not been charged in both case and no additional info has come to mild. It’s unknown if these investigations are nonetheless energetic.
Saturday’s struggle in opposition to Dustin Poirier will likely be McGregor’s first since he defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January 2020. Coleman informed ESPN that there’s “no particular motive” he and his purchasers determined to file the lawsuit now.
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