NEW YORK — Conor McGregor, the retired UFC star, was arrested on the French beach island of Corsica in connection with alleged indecent exposure and attempted sexual assault, according to a report.
A prosecutor’s office said McGregor, 32, faced a police hearing after a complaint was filed on Thursday, Agence France-Presse reported.
The Irish mixed martial arts star was released from police custody on Saturday and wasn’t immediately charged.
Karen Kessler, a spokesperson for McGregor, said in a statement to the Daily News that the fighter “vigorously denies any accusation of misconduct.”
And McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, said in a statement: “I am irate.”
In October 2019, The New York Times reported that the Dublin-born UFC champion was being investigated over a sexual assault allegation in Ireland — the second such case within a year — but hadn’t been charged.
He announced in June he was stepping away from the UFC, but he has twice returned after retiring.
McGregor got into nonsexual legal trouble in New York in 2018. He and some friends were involved in a caught-on-video brawl at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in which they went after a bus carrying other UFC fighters, smashing a window.
McGregor initially was charged with felony criminal mischief, but he took a plea deal to simple disorderly conduct. He served his sentence by performing community service at two Brooklyn churches.
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