Specific details in the Roethlisberger sexual assualt case

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    Complaint gets very specific regarding interaction between McNulty, Roethlisberger

    NFL_roethlisberger3.jpgWe've finally obtained a full and complete and reliable copy of the complaint filed against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Nevada.

    The complaint contains very specific allegations, which either helps prove that the event actually occurred -- or which demonstrates that the plaintiff, Andrea McNulty, has a very active imagination.

    McNulty, who says in the complaint that she has worked at Harrah's since March 2003, alleges that she was assigned to serve a concierge-style function on the Penthouse floor of the hotel during the 2008 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. 

    McNulty alleges that, on July 10, she and Roethlisberger had a conversation about fly fishing, and that they talked about the fact that McNulty is an avid fly fisherman.  (Though, on the surface, the exchange isn't relevant, the contention -- if true -- shows that there was at least a minor relationship between McNulty and Roethlisberger prior to the incident.)

    As to the incident itself, it allegedly occurred on Friday, July 11.  McNulty claims that, at approximately 10:00 p.m. local time, Roethlisberger returned to his room with a young woman, who left roughly 20 minutes later. 

    McNulty says that Roethlisberger walked the woman to the elevator, and that Roethlisberger then stopped to talk to McNulty and other staff, for roughly 20 minutes.  (Obviously, it'll be critical to determine who these other staff members are, and what they have to say.)

    As he was leaving, Roethlisberger allegedly told McNulty that the sound system on his television wasn't working.  She offered to have someone from engineering fix it, but Roethlisberger said he would call her about it later.

    Roethlisberger allegedly called her a few minutes later, and he said that the television was still broken.  She offered to have someone go to the room and fix it.  He allegedly asked her to come and "take a quick look" at it.

    McNulty claims that she tried to call a couple of other colleagues to handle the situation, but that she couldn't reach anyone.  She alleges that Roethlisberger called again and asked her when she was going to fix the television.

    Citing a direction from management to ensure that Roethlisberger had an enjoyable trip, she decided to try to fix it herself.

    McNulty claims that, when she arrived at the room, he was wearing a T-shirt and athletic shorts.  She adds, for no apparent reason other than to show the clarity of her recollection, that the room was a mess.

    Roethlisberger showed her the television that was malfunctioning, located in suite's bedroom.  Using the remote, she determined that there was no problem with the television or the sound system.

    She claims that, as she tried to leave the room, Roethlisberger blocked her path, and that he "grabbed [her] and started to kiss her."

    She claims that she was "shocked and stunned that this previously friendly man, that appeared to be a gentleman in her previous contacts with him was suddenly preventing her from leaving, was assaulting and battering her."

    McNulty admits that she didn't try to fight Roethlisberger, citing his size and strength.  She claims that she "communicated her objection and lack of consent," and that he nevertheless began "fondling [her] through her dress and between her legs."

    She claims that he pushed her onto the bed, and despite her alleged protests he "pulled her underpants off and proceeded to penetrate her."

    McNulty claims that she told him, "You don't want to do this."  She also claims that she said, "Please don't," and that she told him she was not on any type of birth control.

    She claims that he said in response, "Don't worry, I'll pull out," which he ultimately did.

    At that point, he allowed her to get off the bed.  McNulty claims that she went to the bathroom, and "tried to pull herself together."  When she emerged, she claims that Roethlisberger asked, "There are cameras on this room, aren't there?" 

    She responded by saying, "Yes, there are cameras everywhere."

    McNulty alleges that he then seem worried, and that his tone became "stern." 

    "If anyone asks you, you fixed my television," he allegedly said.  "You fixed my television.  Now go!"

    We'll be posting separately the allegations relating to the coworkers at Harrah's, most of which are based on conduct occurring after the alleged assault.

    Again, these are only allegations in a civil complaint.  There is, to our knowledge, no criminal complaint or investigation, and Roethlisberger through lawyer David Cornwell has strongly denied the contention.

    Still, if the allegations set forth above are true, and if sufficient evidence can be compiled to prove that, then this thing could get very ugly for Roethlisberger.
     
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    I am not saying he did it but that was a enough to make me wonder. He could have done it and he could be counting on the public to turn her into teh bad guy and call her a greedy B*tch and all that and that would be a shame if he gets away with r ape because he knew no one would beleave her. I mean when did being a good football player automaticly make someone a good man? Just cause he won two super bowls does not mean he wouldnt r ape a girl. Liek I said I am not saying he did it but that was enough to at least make me wonder. And if he settles out of court then he did it plain and simple. If you are innocent you got o court and prove it and if your not you pay the oerson to keep their mouth shut so if he settles out of court IMO he r aped this girl.
     
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    If her story is true, then she should have immediately reported it to the authorities. By waiting over a year she is giving the impression of being a gold digger. Now it turns into a battle of he said/she said, and after so much time how can anyone be sure that any witnesses have a clear memory of the incident?I could understand (maybe) if it were a few days, and she was either ashamed or in fear for her job before reporting this. But a year? I do think if her story is true Ben should go to jail for a long time. But I think it more likely that either she has lost her job there, or is finding herself in financial difficulty (aren't a lot of us in this time?) and is trying to make a score. We all know a high priced lawyer (such as a guy making millions will undoubtedly hire) will be able to dig up enough dirt on her to make this a three ring circus. If it's true I feel sorry for her, but it will be her fault if it comes to naught because she didn't have the sense to report it in a timely matter. In any case, let's hope it's enough of a distraction to Ben to cause the Steelers to fall from their championship! Hey...maybe she's a Cardinals fan!!!!
     
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    If her story is true, then she should have immediately reported it to the authorities. By waiting over a year she is giving the impression of being a gold digger. Now it turns into a battle of he said/she said, and after so much time how can anyone be sure that any witnesses have a clear memory of the incident?I could understand (maybe) if it were a few days, and she was either ashamed or in fear for her job before reporting this. But a year? I do think if her story is true Ben should go to jail for a long time. But I think it more likely that either she has lost her job there, or is finding herself in financial difficulty (aren't a lot of us in this time?) and is trying to make a score. We all know a high priced lawyer (such as a guy making millions will undoubtedly hire) will be able to dig up enough dirt on her to make this a three ring circus. If it's true I feel sorry for her, but it will be her fault if it comes to naught because she didn't have the sense to report it in a timely matter. In any case, let's hope it's enough of a distraction to Ben to cause the Steelers to fall from their championship! Hey...maybe she's a Cardinals fan!!!!
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    Maybe her lawyers were working on getting  a concrete case over the past year.

    Guilty or not, he is an idiot for putting himself into a situation like that.
     
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    I dont know from what I have read it seems like maybe the hotel she worked for tried to keep her quiet but thats just speculation. However if there is a tape of her going into the room at the time and place she said that at least shows that she is not lying about being there. Which opens the door to "what happened in that room?" I agree she should not have waited this long but we also dont know the whole story. People are currupt and shameful and I wouldnt doubt it one bit if teh hotel she worked for told her not to report it or she would lose her job. And it wouldnt shock me if the words "you will never work in this town again" might have been thrown out. She is going after the hotel as well which could mean something is up. Maybe they tried to keep her quiet and maybe they fired her and now she is coming out or maybe she couldnt live with it anymore or maybe she is lying but we cant be sure. If there are cameras showing her going into his room at teh time and place she said then thats enough to at least place doubt in peoples minds. If Mike Tyson can get sent away for not being able to prove what went down in his hotel room then Big Ben is not safe. And if Ben settles out of court he is a r apest no doubt.
     
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    A few thoughts.  Her claims and way it was handled are very typical.  Time elapsed relative to the incident and seeking assistance are very common.  The circumstances surrounding this incident are very similar to that of many other sexual assaults.  I don't know what happened, but before we start bashing this young woman, let's talk about some things we do know.
    Prior to this incident, Roethlisberger had a history of reckless behavior.  He allegedly partied very hard and abused alcohol regularly.  He was very much the young batchelor.  He didn't much care if he abided by the laws of Pennsylvania and was viewed by many in the area as believing he was above it all.  This culmonated with his motorcycle wreck that injured an old woman and nearly cost him his life and career.  Sexual assaults in the entertainment  world happen ALL the time.  Imagine what we don't hear about.  Imagine the amount of commerce that has exchanged hands to prevent us from knowing.  It happens because the perpetrators believe their entitled to it, regardless of the circumstances.  Many were quick to convict Kobe, Tyson, and the Duke Lacrosse team.  All of which were guilty of some very poor judgement and crass acts.  Where is the furor over this?  If you don't think that he had notified your commissioner and team officials long before this became public, you're very naive.  I can't wait to see how this turns out.  Not because I don't like Ben (as a player, I think he's a little overrated), but because I want to see how the public, sponsors, media, NFL and womens organizations handle it compared to other celebrity misconduct issues. 

     
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    Re: Specific details in the Roethlisberger sexual assualt case

    Here's an update from rothlisbergers side from foxsports.com:


    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A woman is accusing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of raping her last summer in his penthouse hotel room at Lake Tahoe.The woman worked at Harrah's hotel-casino at the time and says the attack happened when the Super Bowl-winning quarterback was in Tahoe playing in a celebrity golf tournament. She also alleges in the civil suit that Harrah's officials refused to investigate her complaint and went to great lengths to cover up the incident.

    Roethlisberger's lawyer David Cornwell denies the claim and says the quarterback will be "fully exonerated."

    "Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone ... 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. If an investigation is commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated," Cornwell said in a statement released early Tuesday.

    The lawsuit filed in Reno on Friday seeks at least $390,000 in damages. It says she has been in and out of hospitals for treatment of depression since the episode.

    It was not immediately clear if the woman went to law enforcement with her complaints.

    Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett said Tuesday the team is aware of the lawsuit, and "we are gathering information."

     
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    I agree the hotel may have tried to coerce her into silence. They certainly wouldn't want the publicity, and the effect that could have on business with these types of customers. I suppose we'll find out more when (if) the case goes to court. Of course, Ben may well be innocent (at least to a degree, we all know that it could well have been consentual then she decided she had a case) and still pay her off. This also happens all the time, as sometimes the cost of paying the "hush money" is less than the cost of the legal battle. A lot would also have to do with precedence, i.e. how other cases with similar "facts" have been decided in this court in the past. So I wouldn't declare him a "rapist" merely for paying her off. One thing is for certain, if he did indeed invite her into his room it was stupid. He should have known better to even put himself in a position where an accusation (true or false) could be made. I'm still suspicious over the time it took for her to speak up, though. Whether he wins or loses the case, Ben will feel the effects financially, though. Merely being accused is likely to hurt any kind of endorsements he may have in the works, and certainly any new ones will be put "on hold" until the matter is settled. I wonder if we'll hear anything from Goodell on the subject. It would be a hard hit were Ben to be suspended. In any case it looks like it will be one of those media circuses. The guys at ESPN must all have woodys they can't get rid of over this one!!!
     
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    Don't know who's right or wrong, but what I find very interesting is that our friends at ESPN haven't at least reported on it.  Similiar thing happened to Moss before SB and they're all over it.  They're still covering M Vick, B. Favre, TO.  Not even mentioning this
     
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    This sounds alot like the Kobe Bryant case.










     
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    If she has been in and out of the hospital for depression they will be able to prove that and if she didnt have a history of depression and it didnt start till after the aledged r ape then she can prove that as well which will help her case. And she is only ask for 395,000.00? So thats says to me that she is not teh gold digger some have said she is, she could be asking for millions of his dollars.
     
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    Bub I disagree, if Ben settles out of court he is a r apest. I am sorry but if a women acusses me of r ape and I know I didnt do it I am going to court and proving to the world that I am no skinner (r apest) and anyone who keeps it out of teh court by paying them hush money is guilty of r ape. thats the way i see it, you dont pay the hush money unless you did something wrong. If you didnt do anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about.
     
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    If she has any video what so ever showing her going into and coming out of his room that helps her case

    If she can provide proof of the phone calls he made to her that will help her case.

    If she can prove that he said the TV was broken and his room and also prove that the Tv was not broken after he checked out that will help her case.

    If she can prove that the hotel tried to cover it up thats a game breaker. This could go her way if she has the proof to back up her story.
     
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    This is purely spectulative but,if the hotel was trying to cover it up,that would explain some of the passing of time.Maybe they were trying to make it hard for her to obtain the evidence she needed,like a video or witnesses.It would certainly hurt the Hotels reputation if something like this happened inside.They have the motive to keep it quiet,and hope it goes away.

    Also,I'm finding it very odd that ESPN isn't reporting this on their website or their TV stations.
     
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    the most telling statements- "'Please don't", "you dont want to do this", & "I'll pull out"-.
     
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    do you really find it all that hard to beleave that BSPN would be taking care of one of their own? The Steelers are a team the like and Ben is a guy they like and a guy who is good to teh media so of course they wont talk about how one of their boys is a r apist. However if this was a Patriot it would be front page news. You would think the QC of the super bowl champs being accused of r ape would be right up BSPNs ally but apparently they have their own agenda....shocking.
     
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    Bub I disagree, if Ben settles out of court he is a r apest. I am sorry but if a women acusses me of r ape and I know I didnt do it I am going to court and proving to the world that I am no skinner (r apest) and anyone who keeps it out of teh court by paying them hush money is guilty of r ape. thats the way i see it, you dont pay the hush money unless you did something wrong. If you didnt do anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about.
    Posted by MVPkilla


    Unfortunately that is not always true. There have been numerous cases where someone has done time for crimes (such as rape) which they did not commit. All I was saying is it's possible his lawyer might advise him to pay up even though he did not do it. For purely financial and reputational reasons. In a civil case they don't need proof "beyond a reasonable doubt", but judge on a preponderance of evidence". It is much easier to lose a case like this than if it was a criminal rape trial. If it did indeed go down like she claims I agree, he is a scumbag. And it will be a shame he won't have to go to jail for it (and have roommates who won't be flagged for "roughing the QB"!!!), and will only lose a chunk of cash, however substantial. But paying off a plaintiff and pleading guilty to a criminal charge are different, IMO. Not saying that he didn't do it if he does indeed settle, just not that I'd be convinced enough on that alone to convict him in a criminal court. I do concur with you 100% though that if it were me I'd want to go to court to exonerate myself if I were innocent. But people in Ben's situation often choose the other route, and though it suggests guilt, I'd still not be 100% sure.
     
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    Well thats fine Bub we dont need to agree 100% of the time. I think if you want to call yourself a man you need to make sure your name stays clean. You only take one thing to the grave with you and its your name so dont mess with it. Thats something i live by and I am sorry but if you pay the girl off to keep her mouth shut you are doing so because you are guilty of said crime. You dont pay the dime if you didnt do the crime. So if Ben pays her off then in my eyes he is a r apist.


    On another note, if he goes to court and loses does that mean the court will bring charges against him for r ape? or does he just pay the money and be done with? It seems like if the court rules in her favor then the court is saying he did in fact commit r ape and if thats the case what would happen? would he get brought up on charges?
     
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    From NBCsports.com: Complaint gets very specific regarding interaction between McNulty, Roethlisberger Posted by Mike Florio on July 21, 2009 10:46 AM ET We've finally obtained a full and complete and reliable copy of the complaint filed against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Nevada. The complaint contains very specific allegations, which either helps prove that the event actually occurred -- or which demonstrates that the plaintiff, Andrea McNulty, has a very active imagination. McNulty, who says in the complaint that she has worked at Harrah's since March 2003, alleges that she was assigned to serve a concierge-style function on the Penthouse floor of the hotel during the 2008 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.  McNulty alleges that, on July 10, she and Roethlisberger had a conversation about fly fishing, and that they talked about the fact that McNulty is an avid fly fisherman.  (Though, on the surface, the exchange isn't relevant, the contention -- if true -- shows that there was at least a minor relationship between McNulty and Roethlisberger prior to the incident.) As to the incident itself, it allegedly occurred on Friday, July 11.  McNulty claims that, at approximately 10:00 p.m. local time, Roethlisberger returned to his room with a young woman, who left roughly 20 minutes later.  McNulty says that Roethlisberger walked the woman to the elevator, and that Roethlisberger then stopped to talk to McNulty and other staff, for roughly 20 minutes.  (Obviously, it'll be critical to determine who these other staff members are, and what they have to say.) As he was leaving, Roethlisberger allegedly told McNulty that the sound system on his television wasn't working.  She offered to have someone from engineering fix it, but Roethlisberger said he would call her about it later. Roethlisberger allegedly called her a few minutes later, and he said that the television was still broken.  She offered to have someone go to the room and fix it.  He allegedly asked her to come and "take a quick look" at it. McNulty claims that she tried to call a couple of other colleagues to handle the situation, but that she couldn't reach anyone.  She alleges that Roethlisberger called again and asked her when she was going to fix the television. Citing a direction from management to ensure that Roethlisberger had an enjoyable trip, she decided to try to fix it herself. McNulty claims that, when she arrived at the room, he was wearing a T-shirt and athletic shorts.  She adds, for no apparent reason other than to show the clarity of her recollection, that the room was a mess. Roethlisberger showed her the television that was malfunctioning, located in suite's bedroom.  Using the remote, she determined that there was no problem with the television or the sound system. She claims that, as she tried to leave the room, Roethlisberger blocked her path, and that he "grabbed [her] and started to kiss her." She claims that she was "shocked and stunned that this previously friendly man, that appeared to be a gentleman in her previous contacts with him was suddenly preventing her from leaving, was assaulting and battering her." McNulty admits that she didn't try to fight Roethlisberger, citing his size and strength.  She claims that she "communicated her objection and lack of consent," and that he nevertheless began "fondling [her] through her dress and between her legs." She claims that he pushed her onto the bed, and despite her alleged protests he "pulled her underpants off and proceeded to penetrate her." McNulty claims that she told him, "You don't want to do this."  She also claims that she said, "Please don't," and that she told him she was not on any type of birth control. She claims that he said in response, "Don't worry, I'll pull out," which he ultimately did. At that point, he allowed her to get off the bed.  McNulty claims that she went to the bathroom, and "tried to pull herself together."  When she emerged, she claims that Roethlisberger asked, "There are cameras on this room, aren't there?"  She responded by saying, "Yes, there are cameras everywhere." McNulty alleges that he then seem worried, and that his tone became "stern."  "If anyone asks you, you fixed my television," he allegedly said.  "You fixed my television.  Now go!" We'll be posting separately the allegations relating to the coworkers at Harrah's, most of which are based on conduct occurring after the alleged assault. Again, these are only allegations in a civil complaint.  There is, to our knowledge, no criminal complaint or investigation, and Roethlisberger through lawyer David Cornwell has strongly denied the contention. Still, if the allegations set forth above are true, and if sufficient evidence can be compiled to prove that, then this thing could get very ugly for Roethlisberger.
    Posted by mrmojo1120

     more on this-
    http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/21/ben-roethlisbergers-accuser/
     
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    Re: Specific details in the Roethlisberger sexual assualt case

    Here is a quote from BR's lawyer:
    Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty. 

    Now, how does he know that Ben especially did not target Ms. McNulty? Was she on one of Ben's "I will never harm anyone, but I ESPECIALLY won't harm these people" lists that he wrote perhaps while daydreaming during physical therapy after his accident? I just like how lawyers string words together... sue me.

    MVP - I agree with you on your reputation being all you have. Innocent people don't pay people off. They fight for their name.

    The weird thing about this case is the time involved. If there was an investigation last year, it surely would have made the papers by this time. Which leads me to think there was no investigation. Which means she never reported it until possibly recently and was told there would be no investigation based on the circumstances. In that case, her only recourse would be the civil path. It would be hard to guess at this point until more information comes out about the timeline and her actions after the alleged incident.
     
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    I'm very suspicious when famous people get accused of "sexual assault".  Had the woman gone to police to report a rape I'd be less suspicious.  I realize that many woman do not do this however.  I guess it's the "civil suit" aspect of this that raises my eyebrows.  About a year later, a distraught woman files a civil suit for money...  I'd rather hear something like "about a year later, a woman went to police to file a criminal complaint against...".  When you only try to get money out of the accused, and show no apparent interest in getting the person locked up or otherwise punished in the criminal justice system, you cast a shadow of doubt upon yourself.  It doesn't mean you are a liar, but it casts doubt on your claims IMO.

    I'm sure some famous people think they can get away with anything and sometimes try to do just that.  I'm also sure some famous people are targeted by vultures just trying to make a dime.  We may never know the true story here.  This will most likely be a case of "he says, she says".  Unless some actual evidence surfaces above and beyond "he says, she says", I'm not going to judge Ben.  So the woman went for counseling.  Did she start before or after contacting an attorney?

    I will not assume his guilt if he pays her off.  If I were rich and falsely accused of a crime, and there was even a tiny chance the accusations could lead to me losing my freedom, I would pay out the cash.  Why take the chance?  Heck, there are even people on this forum that would scare the feces out of me if they were on a jury.  Can you imagine Mighty sitting on your jury?  Not only would you be guilty, you would also be convicted of conspiring with the Bush administration, congress, and all of the bank executives to rape the girl.  In Ben's case, this is just a civil suit where he cannot lose his freedom.  Being found guilty in a civil suit provides no certainty that he will be charged in the criminal system.  The burden of proof in a civil suit isn't much more than "more likely than not" the accused committed the crime.  A criminal suit requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt; a much more difficult standard to reach.
     
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    From NBCsports.com: Complaint gets very specific regarding interaction between McNulty, Roethlisberger Posted by Mike Florio on July 21, 2009 10:46 AM ET We've finally obtained a full and complete and reliable copy of the complaint filed against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Nevada. The complaint contains very specific allegations, which either helps prove that the event actually occurred -- or which demonstrates that the plaintiff, Andrea McNulty, has a very active imagination. McNulty, who says in the complaint that she has worked at Harrah's since March 2003, alleges that she was assigned to serve a concierge-style function on the Penthouse floor of the hotel during the 2008 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.  McNulty alleges that, on July 10, she and Roethlisberger had a conversation about fly fishing, and that they talked about the fact that McNulty is an avid fly fisherman.  (Though, on the surface, the exchange isn't relevant, the contention -- if true -- shows that there was at least a minor relationship between McNulty and Roethlisberger prior to the incident.) As to the incident itself, it allegedly occurred on Friday, July 11.  McNulty claims that, at approximately 10:00 p.m. local time, Roethlisberger returned to his room with a young woman, who left roughly 20 minutes later.  McNulty says that Roethlisberger walked the woman to the elevator, and that Roethlisberger then stopped to talk to McNulty and other staff, for roughly 20 minutes.  (Obviously, it'll be critical to determine who these other staff members are, and what they have to say.) As he was leaving, Roethlisberger allegedly told McNulty that the sound system on his television wasn't working.  She offered to have someone from engineering fix it, but Roethlisberger said he would call her about it later. Roethlisberger allegedly called her a few minutes later, and he said that the television was still broken.  She offered to have someone go to the room and fix it.  He allegedly asked her to come and "take a quick look" at it. McNulty claims that she tried to call a couple of other colleagues to handle the situation, but that she couldn't reach anyone.  She alleges that Roethlisberger called again and asked her when she was going to fix the television. Citing a direction from management to ensure that Roethlisberger had an enjoyable trip, she decided to try to fix it herself. McNulty claims that, when she arrived at the room, he was wearing a T-shirt and athletic shorts.  She adds, for no apparent reason other than to show the clarity of her recollection, that the room was a mess. Roethlisberger showed her the television that was malfunctioning, located in suite's bedroom.  Using the remote, she determined that there was no problem with the television or the sound system. She claims that, as she tried to leave the room, Roethlisberger blocked her path, and that he "grabbed [her] and started to kiss her." She claims that she was "shocked and stunned that this previously friendly man, that appeared to be a gentleman in her previous contacts with him was suddenly preventing her from leaving, was assaulting and battering her." McNulty admits that she didn't try to fight Roethlisberger, citing his size and strength.  She claims that she "communicated her objection and lack of consent," and that he nevertheless began "fondling [her] through her dress and between her legs." She claims that he pushed her onto the bed, and despite her alleged protests he "pulled her underpants off and proceeded to penetrate her." McNulty claims that she told him, "You don't want to do this."  She also claims that she said, "Please don't," and that she told him she was not on any type of birth control. She claims that he said in response, "Don't worry, I'll pull out," which he ultimately did. At that point, he allowed her to get off the bed.  McNulty claims that she went to the bathroom, and "tried to pull herself together."  When she emerged, she claims that Roethlisberger asked, "There are cameras on this room, aren't there?"  She responded by saying, "Yes, there are cameras everywhere." McNulty alleges that he then seem worried, and that his tone became "stern."  "If anyone asks you, you fixed my television," he allegedly said.  "You fixed my television.  Now go!" We'll be posting separately the allegations relating to the coworkers at Harrah's, most of which are based on conduct occurring after the alleged assault. Again, these are only allegations in a civil complaint.  There is, to our knowledge, no criminal complaint or investigation, and Roethlisberger through lawyer David Cornwell has strongly denied the contention. Still, if the allegations set forth above are true, and if sufficient evidence can be compiled to prove that, then this thing could get very ugly for Roethlisberger.
    Posted by mrmojo1120
    can you say nutty.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/21/more-details-about-roethlisbergers-accuser/
     
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    Re: Specific details in the Roethlisberger sexual assualt case

    DJ I think I would sh*t my pants if Mighty was on my jury lol I would be on trial for punching  guy in the face and next thing I know it I am being sent away for life as a murderer because as yu know according to Mighty we are all a bunch of murderers for not over throwing the goverment during this past war. Good dig DJ lol

    However I do not agree about Ben, if you are innocent you want to clair your name. If your not then you pay the cash to keep her quiet. You dont pay the dime if you didnt do the crime.


    Mighty its all in fun so dont blow a gasget over us pulling your chain its all in fun my friend.
     
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    I will have to wait and see somemore before I pass judgement. It will be sad for Steeler nation if this is true. Of course if Tom was accused of this we would have been overrun by Squeeler fans coming here and talking trash. I will not stoop that low...........yet:)

    Go Pats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
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    Re: Specific details in the Roethlisberger sexual assualt case

    At least put a little Marvin Gaye in, Ben.  Anything less is classless.
     
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