Woman files multimillion-dollar personal injury lawsuit against Conor McGregor, attorney says
A woman has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against UFC superstar Conor McGregor for alleged assault, her lawyer confirmed at ESPN on Tuesday.
Dave Coleman, the woman’s attorney, said the lawsuit over events allegedly taking place in 2018 was filed in the High Court in Dublin, Ireland on Monday. In addition, the woman’s mother has also filed lawsuits against McGregor, Coleman said in a minor lawsuit. The attorney wouldn’t provide any additional details on the case. A McGregor employee is listed as a co-defendant, according to the Independent, which first reported the lawsuit.
“The matter is in court,” said Coleman.
This situation has been the subject of an investigation by An Garda Síochána, the National Police Service of the Republic of Ireland, but no charges have been brought against McGregor and McGregor has denied any wrongdoing, the Independent reported.
“After a comprehensive investigation by Lake Garda, which included interviews with the plaintiff, questioning numerous sources, obtaining testimony, checking video recordings in a closed circuit and working with Conor McGregor, these allegations were categorically denied,” said McGregor – Spokeswoman Karen Kessler said in a statement. “Plaintiff knows the facts contradict the allegations in this lawsuit. Mr. McGregor will deny all claims and is confident that justice will prevail.”
McGregor, one of the world’s most popular athletes, returns to the Octagon in Abu Dhabi on Saturday at UFC 257 in a fight against Dustin Poirier. It will be McGregor’s first fight since UFC 246 in January 2020. When asked, Coleman said there was “no specific reason” for when the lawsuit was filed.
The New York Times reported in 2019 that McGregor was the subject of two sexual assault investigations, although no charges have been filed and it is unclear whether those investigations are still open.
McGregor has had multiple violations of the law over the years. He was arrested in Brooklyn after throwing a dolly onto a UFC bus following a media day in 2018. In 2019 he was fined € 1,000 in Dublin Court for slapping a man in the face in a pub, an attack that was captured on video.
Ariel Helwani from ESPN contributed to this report.