Conor McGregor is being sued. The reality of life is that the more money you have, the more likely you are to be sued. If someone or a company doesn’t have money or assets, and you win a lawsuit against them, you can’t collect.
In the legal industry, we call this a “dry judgment.” You achieve a moral victory, but at a great financial and time cost. You get a nice court order to put on your wall.
The reason that people sue celebrities like Conor McGregor is that he has lots of money. According to Forbes, McGregor is worth $48 million. He has a yacht and a large home.
If someone sued him for $4 million dollars and won, they could most likely get a court order to sell one of his homes.
Conor McGregor was under police investigation and arrested for the crime of rape. After the police looked into it and interviewed him, the prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to charge McGregor.
Conor McGregor Is Being Sued
Most people don’t know that there are two sides to the courts, the civil side and the criminal side. The civil side is a dispute between two or more people. Someone can do something, and the police decide not to proceed with charges. However, that doesn’t mean that the person that might have been wronged cannot file a lawsuit.
It is easier to be found “liable” in a civil lawsuit than “guilty” in a criminal law case. To be found “liable” you need to be found to be 51% at fault. For criminal law, it’s around 98%.
McGregor has been alleged in the lawsuit to have choked and raped the lady. The lawsuit is claiming damages for personal injury.
It appears that the woman was intoxicated, as she didn’t remember much of the event.
A public relations officer representing McGregor said the allegations are nonsense and the matter had already been dealt with and investigated.
It is very possible that the woman that has alleged McGregor raped her will make this story as public as possible. This will be in hopes to secure a quick settlement, which Conor McGregor could afford. It will be interesting to see the facts and evidence come out in this case.
Alistair Vigier is the CEO of ClearWay Law, a company whose goal it is to educate the public about the law.