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Report: Conor McGregor not facing charges following investigation into ‘attempted sexual assault’ allegations in Corsica

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Conor McGregor is no longer being investigated for sexual assault allegations related to an incident in Corsica this past September.

TMZ reported Wednesday that McGregor will not face criminal charges after being accused of “attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition” in a complaint that was filed on Sept. 10. McGregor and his family were touring the Mediterranean when the allegations emerged. The UFC star was detained for questioning by local authorities and released while on Corsica, an island off the coasts of France and Italy. He was not formally arrested nor charged with a crime.

A letter from prosecutors from the City of Bastia dated March 19, 2021, sent to McGregor reads as follows (translation from French via TMZ):

The examination of the present proceedings does not justify any criminal prosecution since:

— The facts or the circumstances of the facts of the proceedings could not have been clearly established by the investigations.

— The pieces of evidence are therefore not sufficient for the offense to be constituted and for criminal prosecution to be engaged.

McGregor spokesperson Karen Kessler added, “[French authorities] did a criminal investigation. They collected DNA and the DNA evidence confirmed McGregor’s account.”

The accusations were vehemently denied by McGregor and his camp when initially reported. At the time, McGregor’s manager Audie Attar released a statement to MMA Fighting declaring “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.”

McGregor has had numerous legal issues over the past few years, including another recent lawsuit related to sexual assault allegations from 2018. In January, a multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuit pertaining to the accusations was filed against McGregor ahead of his UFC 257 rematch with Dustin Poirier. McGregor was first reported to be under investigation in March 2019 by The New York Times after the alleged assault took place on Dec. 12, 2018 in McGregor’s native Ireland.

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