Did the NBA try to bury the Conor McGregor sexual assault case that took place right under their nose?
Conor McGregor, an MMA fighter, has been accused of attempting to rape a woman in the men’s bathroom of a private club at the NBA finals venue.
The woman’s attorney, Ariel Mitchell, claimed that McGregor separated the woman from her friend and assaulted her multiple times, including ripping the waistband of her pants.
Footage showed McGregor leading the woman to the bathroom, but they were later seen sitting together at a table. Mitchell further claimed that the Miami Heat and NBA officials offered $100,000 to the alleged victim to keep the incident quiet.
However, the NBA’s chief communications officer denied the allegation.
McGregor’s lawyer, Barbara Llanes, called the accusation a get-rich-quick scheme
Mitchell told the Daily Mail:
“The NBA offered us $100,000 to keep this quiet. They rescinded the offer when the news broke.”
“My client didn’t seek out money first.
“On Sunday, before she hired me or sought out any legal counsel, she went to the police directly.
“And the police escorted her out of the building and told her that if she were to report it right then, within 20 minutes, it would go viral and that she should seek legal counsel to either try to resolve this before she filed a report or to help her navigate it if she did file a report.
“Sunday night, she contacted a former client of mine and then they contacted me.
“On Monday I sent out the demand letters.”
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) June 21, 2023
While the fighter has a history of controversy and sexual assault, he’s also about to be a father again.
Conor and his wife Dee Devlin are expecting their fourth child together. The seemingly happy couple have been together since 2008.
If the NBA was somehow involved in any sort of coverup, this story is just getting started.