Conor McGregor has refuted claims that he assaulted a woman on his yacht in Ibiza last summer.
An Irish lady claimed in a report published by the Spanish newspaper Ultima Hora on Tuesday that the UFC star attacked her and threatened to drown her at a party on his boat in July. According to the newspaper, the case will be heard by the investigative court in Ibiza, an island off the coast of mainland Spain.
McGregor’s representative Karen Kessler sent a statement to ESPN on Tuesday stating, “Mr. McGregor is unwavering in his rejection of all the charges made by a visitor on his yacht.”
According to accounts from Spanish media at the time, the unnamed woman originally informed authorities that it wasn’t McGregor who attacked her after the event but rather another individual. According to Ultima Hora, no case was opened in Ireland, where Conor is from, because she had not yet accused him. However, because of her later accusations, the issue will now be looked into in Ibiza.
The woman claimed to have been present at McGregor‘s birthday celebration on July 16 in an Ibiza nightclub, according to Ultima Hora. The woman claimed that because Conor recognized her as a familiar face from his Dublin neighborhood, he allowed her into the VIP area before inviting her, McGregor’s fiancée, and pals onto his yacht.
The woman said that Conor suddenly turned violent and hostile toward her the following morning, hitting her in the stomach and chin, lunging at her, and threatening to drown her. According to Ultima Hora, the woman leaped into the ocean to get away and was saved by a Red Cross boat.
The woman told Ultima Hora that she didn’t immediately accuse McGregor because she was in shock, had nothing to wear but a bikini, had no money, and didn’t have a phone. She only wanted to get back to her Ibiza hotel as soon as she could.
According to the newspaper, an Ibiza judge will hear testimony from the woman and any witnesses before deciding whether to charge McGregor with a criminal.