A publicist for Conor McGregor has denied allegations of sexual assault against the former UFC double champion.
Per the New York Times' Tariq Panja, a woman said McGregor sexually assaulted her in Dublin last week when she was inside of a vehicle outside of a pub. Per the report, authorities have yet to make an arrest in the latest case.
McGregor was arrested and questioned by law enforcement in January after a woman said he sexually assaulted her at a hotel in December.
"Conor McGregor is frequently the subject of rumors," McGregor's publicist told Panja. "He emphatically denies any report accusing him of sexual assault."
The Times (h/t ESPN) also reported on the first allegation. Because of laws in the country, Irish media have reported on both cases without naming the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion.
Sportswriter Ewan MacKenna explained:
Ewan MacKenna @EwanMacKenna
For those wondering why this isn't in Irish press, two reasons. 1. If he isn't charged, he can sue for millions in defamation. 2. If he is charged, he can get case thrown out based on jury prejudice via media reporting. So basically our antiquated laws. https://t.co/FnmJHty7gx
The 31-year-old Irishman hasn't competed since UFC 229 in October 2018, when he lost in a lightweight title bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov.