A video has been released in connection with allegations against Conor McGregor, in which he is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a bathroom during an NBA Finals game. The images, released by TMZ Sports, show the mixed martial arts fighter exiting a restroom surrounded by his security detail and approaching the alleged victim, whom he holds by the hand. Both enter the restroom while guards block the entrance.
The appearance of this video has generated a swift response from McGregor’s representatives. His attorney, Barbara Llanes, has commented that her client welcomes the opening of an investigation and firmly believes that it will prove the allegations against him to be false. Llanes has claimed that the plaintiff turned to the media after McGregor failed to respond to her demand for money, calling this extortion.
The footage comes after the plaintiff’s lawyer, Ariel Mitchell, revealed a document detailing the woman’s testimony about what happened on June 9 at the Kaseya Center in Florida, where an NBA Finals game was held. However, when comparing the video with the allegations in the document, inconsistencies emerge. The woman apparently enters the restroom holding McGregor’s hand without resistance, despite Mitchell’s initial claims that she was forced and physically coerced with the complicity of venue security.
Mitchell has claimed that his client believed they were going to a hotel and that McGregor had asked her to meet him in his room. According to the attorney, the woman had been with McGregor at a party inside the Kaseya Center prior to the incident. McGregor’s defense argues that the allegations are false and that the plaintiff’s lawyer changed his version after the video was released.
So far, McGregor has not given any response about the video, but his defense has made it clear that he will not be intimidated.