Retired MMA Champion Conor McGregor is now in police custody in Corsica on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure, prosecutors said Saturday.
“Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing facts likely to be qualified as attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure, Conor Anthony McGregor was the subject of a hearing … under the custody regime,” according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office in Bastia.
The statement provided no other details about the alleged offenses.
Conor McGregor Denies the #MeToo Charges.
A spokesman for McGregor said the MMA brawler was interviewed by police and later released, adding:
“Conor McGregor vigorously denies any accusations of misconduct. He has been interviewed and released,”
Conor McGregor’s manager also came out swinging on the former MMA champion’s behalf.
“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,”
The Irishman, whose nickname is “Notorious” returned to the Octagon early this year after completing court-ordered community service for a bus of rival MMA fighters leaving Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 2018.
McGregor also faced a civil suit in Miami after he was arrested for destroying a fan’s cell phone.
Conor McGregor announced his third retirement from the sport in June.
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship star is reportedly vacationing on the French island with fiancee Dee Devlin and their two children.
With Post Wires