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Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Dublin hotel in December.
The Irish UFC fighter, who retired from the sport earlier on Tuesday, has not been charged, but is being investigated by local police, according a New York Times report.
Investigation - McGregor - Crime
While the investigation is ongoing, that does not necessarily mean that McGregor is guilty of any crime.
'This story has been circulating for some time and it is unclear why it is being reported now,' a McGregor spokeswoman said in a statement given to ESPN's Ariel Helwani. 'The assumption that the Conor retirement announcement today is related to this rumor is absolutely false. Should Conor fight in the future it must be in an environment where fighters are respected for their value, their skill, their hard work and their dedication to the sport.'
Woman - Claim - Incident - Dublin - Beacon
The woman making the claim said the incident occurred at Dublin's Beacon Hotel, where McGregor reportedly stays on occasion. He last visited in December, according to the New York Times.
Irish media laws have prevented McGregor from being named in the news, but the incident has been reported locally without naming him as the alleged perpetrator.
McGregor - Relationship - Girlfriend - Dee - Devlin
McGregor has been in a relationship with girlfriend Dee Devlin since 2008, and the couple has a son, Conor Jack McGregor Jr., who was born in 2017.
McGregor, who has retired from MMA twice in the last three years, has had several recent legal issues.
April - Assault - Mischief
Last April he was accused of assault and criminal mischief after...
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