MMA fighter Conor McGregor has again found himself on the wrong side of the law. However, this time, it’s not for throwing a dolly or a bar assault—this time, it’s the topic that McGregor has been accused of in the past. McGregor was arrested and questioned by the police for an alleged sexual assault and sexual exhibition.
McGregor was on a trip to France with his fiancee Dee Devlin and two children when he was arrested. The incident happened on September 10th in Corsica. The trip was not a usual vacation, as McGregor was preparing for a 180 kilometers 24-hour charity water bike race. But since the incident, McGregor has withdrawn from the event. However, this incident wasn’t given as the sole reason behind his withdrawal.
According to reports, the Irishman was released on Saturday by the judicial authorities.
“The suspect was arrested and placed in custody by the judicial authorities,” said a spokesman for the Bastia prosecutor. “He was released on Saturday.”
French police can hold a suspect for an initial period of 48 hours, before having to press charges, apply for an extension to custody, or release them.
In McGregor’s case, he was released without charge. However, the case is still open, and there may be further action,
McGregor’s lawyer commented on the situation and denied all charges on his client. Emmanuelle Ramon, McGregor’s lawyer, said his client ‘vigorously denied any wrongdoing.’ “He has been released before the legal end of police custody and without any judicial review,” said Mr. Ramon.
Audie Attar, McGregor’s manager, said in a statement: “I am irate and putting out a warning loud and clear: Conor McGregor is not and will not be a target for those seeking to score a headline or a payday.”
This is not the first trip to the authorities for McGregor. Previously he was convicted of disorderly conduct after throwing a metal trolley at a bus carrying his UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor was also served for an assault for punching a man in a bar in Dublin, Ireland.
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