According to reports, the woman who accused Conor McGregor of rape was forced to flee the state after receiving several death threats. McGregor was charged with physically attacking a lady on June 9 during an NBA Finals game between the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets. The Irishman also made the news that evening as part of the on-court entertainment when he put the Heat mascot Burnie in the hospital in a staged altercation.
Conor McGregor was seen guiding the woman into a lavatory as security personnel watched from outside in videos that have since surfaced. The woman apparently received a warning to return with legal representation after initially filing a police report. Ariel Mitchell, the woman's lawyer, later submitted letters of demand for payments to McGregor, the Heat, and the NBA.
The victim claims that Miami Heat and NBA security staff forced her into a washroom where Conor McGregor and his security guard were waiting after separating her from her friend. Despite the fact that no force was used in the incident, guards were undoubtedly present as the door shut behind McGregor and the woman. Ariel Mitchell, the lawyer for the claimed victim, added to Daily Mail, "Some of the security guards who stood by when this happened were not McGregor's. They were hired by the Heat. They decided to cater to a celebrity instead of protecting a young woman in trouble."
The NBA and the Heat allegedly promised her client $100,000 in "hush money," but they later withdrew the offer after the news leaked. While Miami Heat spokesperson Tim Donovan has not commented on the incident, NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass has denied the accusations.