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Big Ben Picked The Wrong Hen

July 22. 2009

Quarterback Ben "Big Ben" Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, has been sued in civil court on allegations he raped, Andrea McNulty, while staying at a hotel, reminiscent of the Kobe Bryant case, where the basketball player was accused and acquitted of the same misconduct, by a hotel employee. Roethlisberger has denied raping her, stating their sexual encounter was consensual.

McNulty, filed a civil suit, informing the press she did attempt to press criminal charges, but it was not properly investigated and her employers allegedly launched a cover up, which threatened her job.

She stated in her complaint, Ben Roethlisberger was staying at the Harrah hotel, of which she is an employee. He asked her to come up to his room at fix the TV that was not working. That's when she says he attacked her.

Andrea McNulty

Side bar: I don't know why either one of them thought she would be able to fix the TV. That statement needs to be clarified. Did they mean electronically or operationally.

Since this story broke, his image has taken a beating and so has her name, as some people are being quite critical of the case, looking for inconsistencies. I hope the truth comes out.

Why did the criminal case fall through? Did she not go to the hospital and get a rape kit done? Did the police disbelieve her story?

Roethlisberger Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit

Published: July 21, 2009 - A civil lawsuit has been filed in Nevada against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger by a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her in a Lake Tahoe hotel room in July 2008.

Roethlisberger’s lawyer, David Cornwell, said Roethlisberger denied the charge. “Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone,” Cornwell said in a statement.

According to the civil complaint filed Friday in the Second Judicial District Court in Washoe County, Nev., the woman accused Roethlisberger of assault while he was a guest at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, where she is an employee. The suit, however, is also for libel and slander and is filed against nine defendants, including Roethlisberger. The eight others are reportedly employees at Harrah’s whom the woman accuses of defaming her following the assault and whom McNulty says did not adequately investigate her complaint...

A criminal complaint was not filed against Roethlisberger after the incident, although one could still be opened. She is seeking damages of at least $390,000.

“The timing of the lawsuit and the absence of a criminal complaint and a criminal investigation are the most compelling evidence of the absence of any criminal conduct,” Cornwell said. “If an investigation is commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated.”

http://www.nytimes.com

Complaint in Roethlisberger case alleges huge coverup by coworkers

July 21, 2009 7:05 PM ET - We've previously addressed the crux of the claims made by Andrea McNulty against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

But there's a separate aspect to this case that Florio didn't have time to get to on Tuesday as he was talking to pretty much every radio station in the country and appearing on Keith Olbermann's favorite cable news network.

The rest of the complaint details an alleged coverup by McNulty's co-workers and superiors at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, along with the physical and emotional distress McNulty experienced after the alleged incident.

The most pointed accusations by McNulty are directed at Guy Hyder, Chief of Security at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and John Koster, Harrah's Northern Nevada President...

Hyder also allegedly said "most girls would feel lucky to get to have sex with someone like Ben Roethlisberger" that "Koster would love you even more if he knew about this" and that "Koster would **** his **** if Roethlisberger let him."

Last August, soon after the alleged assault, a co-worker warned McNulty that if she ever let on to knowing Roethlisberger, Koster would "personally fire you for starting rumors about Roethlisberger's personal life."...

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

 

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