Video shows UFC star Conor McGregor escorting the alleged rape victim into the bathroom during Game 4 of the 2023 NBA finals.
The footage–obtained by TMZ –captured the moment at Miami’s Kaseya Center on June 9.
Conor McGregor, Security Appears To Accost Alleged Rape Victim In Video Clip
In it, McGregor can be seen talking to a woman whose face is blurred. His security then appears to assist with clearing a path toward the bathroom. Meanwhile, Conor leads the alleged accuser away by hand.
Additionally, the video shows three men, believed to be Conor’s security, standing in front of the bathroom door after Conor and the accuser enter. No one else appears to enter or exit, but the footage cuts off soon after they enter the bathroom. The woman hasn’t been identified as of Friday.
This new video doesn’t indicate what occurred inside the restroom. However, a letter by the woman’s lawyer says the two-time UFC world champion “violently” raped the woman inside one of the bathroom stalls.
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Lawyer For Connor McGregor Labels The Woman’s Accusations “A Shakedown”
The attorney, Ariel Mitchell, said her client also blames NBA and Heat staff for reportedly facilitating the attack by separating the woman from her friend.
Meanwhile, representatives for Conor McGregor have denied the allegations, according to TMZ. They characterized the allegations as nothing “more than a shakedown.”
In a statement released on Friday, reps for “The Notorious” added that the woman’s attorneys went to the media after their initial demands for money were ignored.
“After the video was released by TMZ, the claimant’s lawyer now has changed her story,” McGregor’s reps said in the statement. “Mr. McGregor welcomes the investigation, which he firmly believes will show the claims against him are false.”
The statement continued: “After not responding to the demand for money made by the claimant’s counsel, she turned to the media to apply pressure. This is no more than a shakedown.”
Meanwhile, Mitchell says her client and McGregor were partying at the club when the former champ claimed he needed to use the bathroom. Shortly after, “a man in a Denver Nuggets jersey allegedly told the woman, “Conor told me to come get you.”
Police Confirm Active Investigation Into Rape Claims, No Arrests As Of Yet
The woman reportedly went to seek Conor because they had agreed she would be joining him in his Four Seasons Hotel room.
“My client believed they were leaving, but instead Conor took her into the restroom,” Mitchell’s statement to TMZ said.
Conor’s accuser says he had trouble maintaining an erection, which allegedly further frustrated the Irishman, according to the demand letter.
“When the victim attempted to urinate, Mr. McGregor, instead of giving her privacy to do so, pulled out his penis and shoved it down the throat of the victim,” the demand letter states in part. “The victim pushed Mr. McGregor off of her, and Mr. McGregor then spat on the victim and on his penis in a desperate attempt to get his flaccid penis hard.”
On Thursday, police confirmed that they are and have been investigating the allegations since June 11.
However, police have made no arrests since Friday (June 16).