A girl has accused UFC fighter Conor McGregor of assaulting her on his yacht in Ibiza, prompting her to flee the boat by leaping into the water.
Spanish publication Ultima Hora reports that an Irish girl has filed a proper grievance in opposition to McGregor for the alleged assault from July 17 of final yr. Per the grievance, McGregor allegedly punched the girl within the face and kicked her, knocking her to the bottom and in the end inflicting damage to her wrist.
McGregor’s consultant Karen Kessler denied the claims in a statement to ESPN on Tuesday.
“Mr. McGregor is steadfast in his denial of all of the accusations made by a visitor on his boat,” Kessler’s assertion reads.
Per the grievance, McGregor’s accuser and a few mates joined McGregor at his birthday celebration at an Ibiza nightclub on the night time of July 16. The girl says that she’s from the identical neighborhood as McGregor and knew him earlier than he was a UFC star. Per the grievance, she joined McGregor on his yacht together with his associate and two different mates at McGregor’s invitation in a single day someday between 3 and 4 a.m.
The accuser says that McGregor’s associate went to mattress and that the remainder of the celebration remained on deck consuming and speaking. Per the grievance, that is when the state of affairs escalated. From Ultima Hora:
“His complete conduct modified and he turned very aggressive,” she says. With out additional provocation, in accordance with this account, he kicked her with the instep just under her navel and punched her within the chin. The primary blow brought on her to fall to the bottom and harm her wrist.
Then he jumped on her: “I’ll drown you, who do you assume you’re?”
The girl says she escaped, then jumped from the yacht to flee the assault and was ultimately picked up by a Crimson Cross boat. Per the report, she initially instructed her rescuers that McGregor was her attacker, and that lifeguards noticed McGregor on the boat and recognized him.
“It was as if he had been possessed,” she stated, per Ultima Hora. “I knew I needed to get out of the boat as a result of I assumed he was going to kill me.”
When she later met with authorities, she instructed them that it wasn’t McGregor who attacked her and he or she did not file a proper grievance on the time. Per the report, she stated that she was in shock and solely carrying a bikini whereas she spoke with authorities and that she prioritized leaving the state of affairs to her resort to make plans to return residence to Eire.
Based on the report, she filed a proper grievance naming McGregor after she returned to Dublin. Authorities in Ibiza have since reopened a criminal investigation into the allegations based mostly on her grievance. McGregor has not been formally charged as authorities proceed to take statements from witnesses and McGregor’s accuser.
McGregor was beforehand accused of sexual assault in Corsica, France in 2020. McGregor denied these allegations, and authorities declined to pursue the case, citing inadequate proof. In 2019, McGregor was caught on video punching a man in a Dublin bar. He was not charged in that case.