A woman who accused Conor McGregor of raping her back in 2018 has now filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against him after criminal charges against the Irish superstar were dropped.
In addition to news of the lawsuit, which comes just days before McGregor is set to return to the Octagon to rematch Dustin Poirier on Fight Island this weekend, The New York Times has also reported new disturbing details about what the woman has alleged took place at a hotel penthouse in Ireland back in 2018.
According to the Times, McGregor and the woman had grown up in the same area and had previously socialized “in the same wider circles.”
In the early hours of December 8th of 2018, the Times cites the woman’s own statement as claiming that she had been at a work-related party when “flirtatious” Instagram messages were exchanged with McGregor, and that he had invited her to come to a party.
Shortly afterwards the woman and her friend were picked up by McGregor’s driver along with one of the fighter’s friend’s, and on the way to the hotel she took some cocaine which she had been offered.
After arriving, the woman alleged that McGregor motioned for her to come to his room and asked her to perform “a lewd act” on him, which she said she refused.
However, McGregor ignored her protestations and began kissing and undressing her. As she tried to fight him off by biting and hitting him, the Times reports that the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion “wrapped his hands around her neck and lifted her up three times.”
The woman stopped fighting back at that stage and then alleges that she was raped, while he then demanded that she stay in the bed with him afterwards.
She then fell asleep and woke up in the early evening of the 9th, at which point McGregor left the hotel with her friend and returned later.
She then claims McGregor’s friend gave her a drink and she can’t remember anything that happened next except for being in a taxi. McGregor’s friend later told police that he had sex with her, but she has claimed she has no memory of that and had not consented to it.
When the woman finally returned home, her mother called an ambulance, with bruising being found on most of her body in addition to abrasions on her face, neck and right breast.
A month later the woman went to the police to report that she had been raped. After an investigation the criminal charges against McGregor have now been dropped, but the woman is now suing him for up to $2.13 million to cover her loss of current and future earnings after being unable to work due to psychological and emotional problems resulting from the alleged incident.
The amount would also cover the cost of selling her current home and purchasing of a new one in a different area in order to “escape the reminders of the ordeal.”
A spokesman for McGregor has since released a statement denying all the allegations against him.
“After an exhaustive investigation conducted by the Gardaí which, in addition to interviews of the plaintiff, included interviewing numerous sources, obtaining witnesses’ statements, examining closed circuit footage and the cooperation of Conor McGregor, these allegations were categorically rejected. The plaintiff knows the facts contradict the assertions in this lawsuit. Mr. McGregor will dispute any claims and is confident that justice will prevail.”