SPANISH cops have reopened the investigation into the case of a young woman who claimed she was assaulted by UFC fighter Conor McGregor on his yacht.
The Irish Sun revealed at the time the woman, who suffered bruising in the alleged incident on the star’s triple-deck super yacht in the Balearics made a complaint to the police.
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Conor McGregor pictured with his fiance Dee Devlin[/caption]
The alleged incident is believed to have happened on July 17, when McGregor held a celebration for his 34th birthday.
The woman who has made a formal complaint upon returning to Ireland has accused the sports star of causing serious damage to her wrist after kicking her, punching her and forcing her to flee the yacht, Ultima Hora reports.
The case was provisionally archived last summer as the alleged victim did not make a full statement to cops in Formentera.
But it has now reopened in Spain thanks to the appeal for reform by the woman’s lawyers.
A judge is expected to take a statement from the alleged victim and possible witnesses in the coming weeks.
The woman explained she did not make a full statement at the time as she was in a state of shock, wearing only a bikini during questioning and she just wanted to go home.
She added she was left frustrated because the Spanish police could speak “no English”.
According to her statement, she joined the star- who she knew from before- for his 34th birthday celebrations in July in Ibiza along with a group of pals.
The next day, the alleged victim claims McGregor started insulting her and “became aggressive.”
She claims he then kicked her to the ground and punched her before she jumped into the water to escape the alleged attack.
She was reportedly rescued shortly afterwards by a Red Cross boat and was taken to a medical centre.
She was questioned by the Civil Guard but didn’t make a full statement and later started her trip back to Dublin.
The Civil Guard took her to the ferry to return to Ibiza. There she contacted a friend of hers who accompanied her on the trip and began her return to Dublin on a flight through Palma.
Cops from both countries are working together in the ongoing investigation.
McGregor has not yet commented on the claim.