Conor McGregor , perhaps the biggest star in UFC history and one of the highest paid athletes in the world, is under investigation in Ireland after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December, confirmed by various sources in the country.
The New York Times confirmed the rumor Tuesday afternoon. At the moment McGregor has not been blamed for the crime, with the protocols of criminal investigations in Ireland and Europe , in an investigation it is not necessary to arrest him. McGregor testified in January, received questions from the law and was later released under investigation.
While the investigation is in progress, McGregor’s lawyer in Dublin did not respond to the complaint.
The Irishman and former UFC champion retired from MMA early this Tuesday.
The woman argued that what
Various media in Ireland reported the situation in January, but without naming McGregor. This by the laws of the country can not confirm accusations to protect those involved in the case.
So far neither McGregor nor the UFC have commented on what happened.
Karen J. Kessler, publicist of McGregor in the United States, said that they do not comment on rumors, which neither validated nor confirmed the report.
The police are investigating the room where the former champion was and also the security cameras of the hotel.
In the case of McGregor, some newspapers in Ireland forbade mentioning to the local celebrity what happened. Many media mentioned him as “Famous sportsman”, according to one of the most read newspapers in the country.
Even the local television channel RTE at the time released an internal memo to its employees after the arrest.
The document mentioned that “Do not
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