After allegations of sexual assault during an NBA Finals game in Miami in June, Conor McGregor will not be facing criminal charges. The Miami Police Department stated that “the case will be closed” and “the State Attorney’s Office will not go forward with any charges,” in a statement provided to ESPN. TMZ reportedly obtained a close out memo from the prosecutor’s office, citing “insufficient evidence” and lack of corroborating witnesses. McGregor’s attorney, Barbara Llanes, confirmed the news to TMZ and expressed relief on behalf of her client, his family, and fans.
The allegations against McGregor involved a claim that he “violently” forced himself on a woman and kissed her in a VIP bathroom during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. McGregor consistently denied the allegations, and a video later emerged showing him and the accuser entering the bathroom together. However, the close out memo reportedly stated that an attendant in the bathroom did not hear any signs of distress during the alleged assault. The woman also accused Miami Heat and NBA security of separating her from her friend and forcing her into the bathroom.
Conor McGregor, a former two-division UFC champion, has not competed since sustaining a broken tibia in his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021.