Two women are suing mixed martial arts star, Conor McGregor in a multi-million euro personal injury lawsuit.
The case is one of two initiated against the mixed martial arts star over events alleged to have taken place in 2018.
An associate of Mr McGregor (32) is named as a co-defendant in the actions, which have been filed in the High Court in Dublin.
The claim has been lodged by a young woman who has known Mr McGregor for many years.
A second, smaller claim, also a personal injuries action, has been lodged by the woman’s mother.
The nature of the allegations made in the lawsuits cannot be disclosed at present for legal reasons.
Mr McGregor has denied any wrongdoing.
The matter was previously the subject of a Garda investigation. However, the Director of Public Prosecutions decided no charges should be brought.
Mr McGregor’s spokesperson Karen J Kessler said, “After an exhaustive investigation conducted by the gardaí which, in addition to interviews of the plaintiff, included interviewing numerous sources, obtaining witnesses’ statements, examining closed circuit footage the cooperation of Conor McGregor, these allegations were categorically rejected.
“The plaintiff knows the facts contradict the assertions in this lawsuit. Mr McGregor will dispute any claims and is confident that justice will prevail.”
The cases were filed on Monday, just days before Mr McGregor is due to return to the UFC octagon in Abu Dhabi.
His fight with American Dustin Poirier on Sunday is his first bout in a year.
Both women suing Mr McGregor are represented by Coleman Legal Partners.
Partner Dave Coleman said, “Proceedings have been served. We can make no further comment as the matter is before the courts.”
Mr McGregor is being represented by Michael J Staines & Company.
The two women are seeking two separate trials.
One-time plumber’s apprentice Mr McGregor, from Crumlin in Dublin, is one of the highest paid athletes in the world.
According to business magazine Forbes, he earned $48m in the 12 months to May 2020 from winnings and endorsements.
The father of two was estimated to be worth €148m by the Sunday Independent ‘Rich List’ last year when he was riding high on the success of his whiskey brand Proper Twelve, named after the Dublin postcode where he grew up.
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