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    This stuff is getting good. The NFL should air this case and forget about the boring pre-season games:

    Roethlisberger lawyers fire legal broadside in sex lawsuit
    Sunday, August 23, 2009

    The woman accusing Ben Roethlisberger of raping her is "disturbed and unprincipled," fabricating the assault to save her job and extort a large payoff from the Steelers quarterback, his lawyers said in court documents that ask a Nevada judge to dismiss the case.

    An "immediate psychiatric examination is plainly warranted" for the 31-year-old woman, a self-proclaimed "sex addict" whose "severe mental health problems" were affecting her job performance, the lawyers claim. Those problems might render her "legally incompetent to proceed" with the case, they wrote.

    The 51-page document, filed late Friday in Reno, Nev., came one day after the woman's lawyer, Calvin R.X. Dunlap, asked the court to sanction Mr. Roethlisberger's legal team because it is trying to "bully her" into dropping her suit. Mr. Dunlap, who could not be reached for comment last night, wrote that Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers suggested they might countersue the woman for defamation, which he said borders on criminal extortion.

    "Calculating the exact amount of damage plaintiff and her counsel have inflicted on Mr. Roethlisberger and his reputation will be left for another day and another proceeding," the quarterback's attorneys wrote in Friday's filing.

    The accuser, a former VIP host at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, claims Mr. Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her while staying at the casino-hotel for a celebrity golf tournament in July 2008. She is seeking at least $440,000 in damages from Mr. Roethlisberger and at least $50,000 in damages from the eight Harrah's employees she has named in her lawsuit.

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults.

    The latest filings from Mr. Roethlisberger's legal team ask the court to throw out the woman's suit and prevent her from refiling it.

    Months before she filed the suit, the woman and her lawyer "commenced their plan to guarantee her job security and extract an extortionate payoff by making Mr. Roethlisberger the scapegoat of an employment dispute between [the woman], who was enduring severe mental health problems impacting her job performance, and Harrah's Lake Tahoe," Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers wrote.

    According to the document, Mr. Dunlap sent a letter to Harrah's in April saying her job security was of "paramount importance" and "asserting claims to monetary recovery."

    "Our client is currently struggling with whether or not she wants to come forward and seek criminal prosecution of the celebrity," he reportedly wrote.

    After Harrah's refuted the woman's claims and made clear that no payment was forthcoming, Mr. Dunlap planned to "sling as much salacious mud as could be mustered against those who would not support [her] false claims," said Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers.

    "We look forward to examining the Harrah's executives and employees' e-mails, online communications, personal lives, sexual conduct, extra-marital affairs and medical histories with the same vigor and in the same depth that they have felt relevant and necessary in your letter of response to this tragic occurrence," the documents say Mr. Dunlap wrote.

    Mr. Roethlisberger's attorneys said the plaintiff and her legal team deliberately timed the filing of the suit last month to coincide with the opening of National Football League training camp, "which ensured that the complaint would garner the attention of the national media, a critical element in her plan to exploit Mr. Roethlisberger's celebrity status to her advantage."

    The woman's strategy, according to the documents, is "to use our society's unfortunate and unquenchable thirst for tawdry stories about celebrities and athletes to sensationalize these proceedings and to soil the name and reputation that Mr. Roethlisberger has spent years cultivating through his athletic prowess and his charitable endeavors."

    Mr. Roethlisberger's attorneys charge that the woman is mentally unstable, having been hospitalized for depression and anxiety and having suffered a psychological breakdown after having an affair with a married man. They said the "media circus" surrounding her "reckless decision to sue a professional athlete" will only intensify, and "it is impossible to foresee the degree to which this reality will exacerbate her already fragile mental state."

    They ask the court to force her to swiftly undergo a medical examination, because she says Mr. Roethlisberger caused her emotional distress.

    The woman also alleges that her co-workers covered up the rape, a charge that Mr. Roethlisberger's attorneys called "fiction." She never told her co-workers, including a mentor, that she had been harmed by Mr. Roethlisberger, nor did she tell her parents or close friends, his lawyers wrote.

    Instead, they said, she bragged about having consensual sex with him, saying it was "soooo good," and he was "the best ever."

    If a judge won't dismiss the suit, Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers want many of her "specific immaterial, impertinent and scandalous claims" stricken.

    Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers this month filed a motion for a change of venue from Reno and attached to it an affidavit from the accuser's former friend and Harrah's co-worker Angela Antonetti.

    Mr. Dunlap said in his new motion filed on Thursday and made public on Friday that the affidavit was "unrelated and wholly irrelevant" to the question of whether the trial should be moved closer to Lake Tahoe.

    "The clear intent of both filings is to intimidate the plaintiff and dissuade her from pursuing her rights in court in this very serious matter," Mr. Dunlap wrote. He said it also was an attempt to persuade him to "abandon plaintiff and her case or risk personal liability."

    "This conduct not only warrants discipline and sanctions, but warrants denial of the privilege of practicing law in the state of Nevada," he said.

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    Personally, I hope he countersues this nutjob and her scumbag lawyer for about $20 Million for defamation of character.

     




     
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    Right out of the Clinton's playbook. Begin the sliming campaign well before you even get to the merits of the case. Published by the PIttsburg gazette. Now there's an unbiased source.
    Why is it necessary to dig up all this alleged dirt on the woman and then make it  public? It's not. Clearly, ratlisberger is using his money in attemmpring to intimidate this woman into dropping the case. Sound familiar? Can you say Paula Jones? Ask yourself why he would do that.   
    As you can see, the sliming campaign worked perfectly on CarveMaster. He's already determined her and her lawyer are guilty, based solely on this hight-priced character assassination. Why bother with facts or a trial?
     
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    If you believe the accuser, then you probably believe Ben is just mounting a slime campaign.  If you don't believe the accuser, then you probably think Ben is just giving the girl what she deserves.  How nice would you be to someone who is falsely accusing you of something?

    I find it interesting how many people took the accusers lawsuit filing as a statement of facts, and when Ben's attorneys respond, it's just a slime campaign.  I'm skeptical of the accuser for many reasons; none of which are the latest docs files by Ben's attorneys.  

    1. No criminal complaint filed.  Once she went public with the civil complaint, all valid reasons for not filing a criminal complaint went into the trash.  Well, there is one valid reason left.  Her chances of an out of court settlement are much greater before she files a criminal suit.

    2. She has no interest in seeing Ben incarcerated.  Kobe's and Tysons's accusers were both pursuing criminal justice too.  In both cases, the criminal complaints were filed first.

    3. There is a sworn affidavit from her friend that she was basically obsessed with Ben after the encounter.  She was bragging about the encounter.

    4. There were 18 pages of emails and chat transcripts released (if they are proven legit) clearly showing the girl was not disturbed by any encounter with Ben.  In fact, she was bragging.

    5. Her therapy seemed to be connected to her affair with a married soldier, who in fact was just the soldier's wife pretending to be the soldier.

    6. I said long before Ben's attorneys wrote it in their response that the timing of the lawsuit was perfect for extracting an out of court settlement.

    So I am skeptical of the accuser, but will not go so far as to say she is lying.  Nor can I accuse Ben.  I don't think this will see a trial.  I think this will get settled out of court for some "token" (i.e. insignificant) amount, or the charges will get dropped.  Perhaps her attorneys will simply drop her.  I think her case is falling apart, but not because of the filing from Ben's attorneys.  We're simply getting the "Paul Harvey Rest of the Story" now.
     
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    If you believe the accuser, then you probably believe Ben is just mounting a slime campaign.  If you don't believe the accuser, then you probably think Ben is just giving the girl what she deserves.  How nice would you be to someone who is falsely accusing you of something? I find it interesting how many people took the accusers lawsuit filing as a statement of facts, and when Ben's attorneys respond, it's just a slime campaign.  I'm skeptical of the accuser for many reasons; none of which are the latest docs files by Ben's attorneys.   1. No criminal complaint filed.  Once she went public with the civil complaint, all valid reasons for not filing a criminal complaint went into the trash.  Well, there is one valid reason left.  Her chances of an out of court settlement are much greater before she files a criminal suit. 2. She has no interest in seeing Ben incarcerated.  Kobe's and Tysons's accusers were both pursuing criminal justice too.  In both cases, the criminal complaints were filed first. 3. There is a sworn affidavit from her friend that she was basically obsessed with Ben after the encounter.  She was bragging about the encounter. 4. There were 18 pages of emails and chat transcripts released (if they are proven legit) clearly showing the girl was not disturbed by any encounter with Ben.  In fact, she was bragging. 5. Her therapy seemed to be connected to her affair with a married soldier, who in fact was just the soldier's wife pretending to be the soldier. 6. I said long before Ben's attorneys wrote it in their response that the timing of the lawsuit was perfect for extracting an out of court settlement. So I am skeptical of the accuser, but will not go so far as to say she is lying.  Nor can I accuse Ben.  I don't think this will see a trial.  I think this will get settled out of court for some "token" (i.e. insignificant) amount, or the charges will get dropped.  Perhaps her attorneys will simply drop her.  I think her case is falling apart, but not because of the filing from Ben's attorneys.  We're simply getting the "Paul Harvey Rest of the Story" now.
    Posted by carawaydj
    ..good post. I have no idea who is telling the truth here but with the past cases of women suing just for $ and basically tainting a man's life being well documented I am suspicious right now. We'll wait and see.. And for all the Ben-bashers, what if it was Tom Brady being accused? Just because he's on a rival team, it's automatically a slam dunk in her favor??? Why not take a ratuional look at it and decide before you go on a tirade against him? If Brady was accused, would you use the same argument..doubtful
     
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    If you believe the accuser, then you probably believe Ben is just mounting a slime campaign.  If you don't believe the accuser, then you probably think Ben is just giving the girl what she deserves.  How nice would you be to someone who is falsely accusing you of something? I find it interesting how many people took the accusers lawsuit filing as a statement of facts, and when Ben's attorneys respond, it's just a slime campaign.  I'm skeptical of the accuser for many reasons; none of which are the latest docs files by Ben's attorneys.   1. No criminal complaint filed.  Once she went public with the civil complaint, all valid reasons for not filing a criminal complaint went into the trash.  Well, there is one valid reason left.  Her chances of an out of court settlement are much greater before she files a criminal suit. 2. She has no interest in seeing Ben incarcerated.  Kobe's and Tysons's accusers were both pursuing criminal justice too.  In both cases, the criminal complaints were filed first. 3. There is a sworn affidavit from her friend that she was basically obsessed with Ben after the encounter.  She was bragging about the encounter. 4. There were 18 pages of emails and chat transcripts released (if they are proven legit) clearly showing the girl was not disturbed by any encounter with Ben.  In fact, she was bragging. 5. Her therapy seemed to be connected to her affair with a married soldier, who in fact was just the soldier's wife pretending to be the soldier. 6. I said long before Ben's attorneys wrote it in their response that the timing of the lawsuit was perfect for extracting an out of court settlement. So I am skeptical of the accuser, but will not go so far as to say she is lying.  Nor can I accuse Ben.  I don't think this will see a trial.  I think this will get settled out of court for some "token" (i.e. insignificant) amount, or the charges will get dropped.  Perhaps her attorneys will simply drop her.  I think her case is falling apart, but not because of the filing from Ben's attorneys.  We're simply getting the "Paul Harvey Rest of the Story" now.
    Posted by carawaydj


    Very good post! I understand there are alot of Ben haters out there who don't care to hear the rest of the story, but when your a good player it kind of goes with the territory. Personally, I doubt Tom Brady would ever put himself in this position, but this isn't the first time Ben has given these haters a chance to vent their disdain for him. But even if it turns out he never raped the girl, it still doesn't excuse his poor choice in judgement.
     
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    this is a typical Nevada lawsuit in civil cases, where judges are elected and not appointed. campaign contributions have real meaning. this is why Nevada is one of the marriage capitals of the world. the person who has the money always has the upper hand in divorce and civil cases. power, money and bulling are the norm in many cases. real justice takes second place. Nevada is the worst palaces in the country for this type of law suit. most lawyers don't take these type of cases unless they get the money up front or they believe they have reasonable chance of winning; one way or the other.
     
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    I have to abstain from judgement, too. What Ben's lawyers are doing is SOP. The lack of a criminal complaint, the fact she waited over a year (and filed right at the time it would get the most press), and her supposed history of mental illness all cast a serious dubt on her story. If she is indeed trying to shake him down, I can't say I blame him for wanting to file a counter action. In any case, I'm sure Ben had little to do with these new developments, that was simply his lawyers doing what they always do in such cases. What may truly be the proof is any email she may have sent or received at work. Those can be extracted from a computer network years after they have been deleted by the users. If she did indeed "brag" electronically, she'll be exposed. If the records have been tampered with the experts will find inconsistencies. Other than something like that, it's really a he said/she said case. Unless they can prove this new woman (who claims the girl told her it was consensual) has some sort of vendetta against the plaintiff, I think the case will be thrown out. And don't rush to condemn his "high priced" lawyers. Her's is a well known attorney in NV for handling high profile cases such as this. I'm sure he has a few tricks up his sleeve as well. We only know what facts and information (good or bad) the media allow us to. But based on all I've heard so far I'd have to side with Ben. If this "crime" had truly "damaged" her like she claims, she would have filed a criminal complaint, IMO. If not then, at least after coming out with the story. Since she hasn't that suggests to me that either her claim is false, or her lawyers don't believe they can get a conviction.
     
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    Let the trial play out.

    I can only say this much. The overwhelming tendency on sports fora is to automatically side with the athlete -- which i find disturbing. And it is always followed with "what if this were your QB?" questions.

    What if this were your little girl? And you heard a bunch of spoorts fans calling here names like Gold-digger and scum? And you knew she was being truthful?

     In fact, very, very, few cases of this nature are false accusations. I don't know if this is or is not. So let's let it play out before we start calling people names.

    RE: Ben's defense. It is sort of low to go on a media blitz and doesn't say much for his case. This is pre-trial posturing, and is him using financial leverage. Saying that doesn't mean I think he is guilty. But you didn't see exagerated things like this from her lawyers talking about how Ben has a big history of being a party animal or something, or talking about other times where he has been accused.

    And no I am not a Ben-basher. It would be better for football if this didn't happen. He is a very high profile guy.

    And yes, if it were Brady i would feel the same.

    Athletes at all levels are frequently associated with this stuff. It isn't a coincidence, and it isn't an army of women trying to burn a bunch of guys. It is like the Kobe Bryant case. Athletes are used to being the star. Being treated different. And yes, they are used to women falling all over them whenever they want. They aren't used to hearing no, and can often  use subtle intimidation to get girls to do things they might not otherwise do. And most of the time, I would be willing to bet they think it is OK, and don't think it is in fact r@pe.

    If Ben is innocent, it will stand up in court before a level headed jury. If this girl has a case, his defense will not.
     
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    I'm not a Ben-basher either. But if he did indeed rape the girl like she is claiming, I'd want to see him in jail for it. It will be interesting to see if it does indeed go to a trial. Although, as dogbones stated, NV law is bought and sold as easily as anything else out in that piece of desert. I'm sure her attorney (a well-known one in the state for filing this type of action) is making his own moves, only doesn't want it publicized. You are correct that it is merely "posturing" at this point. If there is a trial, I expect we'll hear a lot of mudslinging. Remember Kobe? This might be bigger. At this point, the only reason I lean towards Ben's side is her refusal to file a criminal complaint. I agree if she were my daughter, and I believed she was telling the truth, I would be upset. But I would have done everything in my power to get her to go to the cops. If she had been raped I'd want the guy to get exactly the same...raped by "Bubba" in the state pen! I don't know if her parents are alive or dead (or don't care), but you have to think that her father would want to see Ben rot in a cell if he did rape her. I've heard no pleas from the family (as of yet). Maybe they are waiting for a more opportune time. As Patriots fans we can always hope they schedule the trial for the playoff bye week!
     
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    This stuff is getting good. The NFL should air this case and forget about the boring pre-season games: Roethlisberger lawyers fire legal broadside in sex lawsuit Sunday, August 23, 2009 By Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The woman accusing Ben Roethlisberger of raping her is "disturbed and unprincipled," fabricating the assault to save her job and extort a large payoff from the Steelers quarterback, his lawyers said in court documents that ask a Nevada judge to dismiss the case. An "immediate psychiatric examination is plainly warranted" for the 31-year-old woman, a self-proclaimed "sex addict" whose "severe mental health problems" were affecting her job performance, the lawyers claim. Those problems might render her "legally incompetent to proceed" with the case, they wrote. The 51-page document, filed late Friday in Reno, Nev., came one day after the woman's lawyer, Calvin R.X. Dunlap, asked the court to sanction Mr. Roethlisberger's legal team because it is trying to "bully her" into dropping her suit. Mr. Dunlap, who could not be reached for comment last night, wrote that Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers suggested they might countersue the woman for defamation, which he said borders on criminal extortion. "Calculating the exact amount of damage plaintiff and her counsel have inflicted on Mr. Roethlisberger and his reputation will be left for another day and another proceeding," the quarterback's attorneys wrote in Friday's filing. The accuser, a former VIP host at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, claims Mr. Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her while staying at the casino-hotel for a celebrity golf tournament in July 2008. She is seeking at least $440,000 in damages from Mr. Roethlisberger and at least $50,000 in damages from the eight Harrah's employees she has named in her lawsuit. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults. The latest filings from Mr. Roethlisberger's legal team ask the court to throw out the woman's suit and prevent her from refiling it. Months before she filed the suit, the woman and her lawyer "commenced their plan to guarantee her job security and extract an extortionate payoff by making Mr. Roethlisberger the scapegoat of an employment dispute between [the woman], who was enduring severe mental health problems impacting her job performance, and Harrah's Lake Tahoe," Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers wrote. According to the document, Mr. Dunlap sent a letter to Harrah's in April saying her job security was of "paramount importance" and "asserting claims to monetary recovery." "Our client is currently struggling with whether or not she wants to come forward and seek criminal prosecution of the celebrity," he reportedly wrote. After Harrah's refuted the woman's claims and made clear that no payment was forthcoming, Mr. Dunlap planned to "sling as much salacious mud as could be mustered against those who would not support [her] false claims," said Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers. "We look forward to examining the Harrah's executives and employees' e-mails, online communications, personal lives, sexual conduct, extra-marital affairs and medical histories with the same vigor and in the same depth that they have felt relevant and necessary in your letter of response to this tragic occurrence," the documents say Mr. Dunlap wrote. Mr. Roethlisberger's attorneys said the plaintiff and her legal team deliberately timed the filing of the suit last month to coincide with the opening of National Football League training camp, "which ensured that the complaint would garner the attention of the national media, a critical element in her plan to exploit Mr. Roethlisberger's celebrity status to her advantage." The woman's strategy, according to the documents, is "to use our society's unfortunate and unquenchable thirst for tawdry stories about celebrities and athletes to sensationalize these proceedings and to soil the name and reputation that Mr. Roethlisberger has spent years cultivating through his athletic prowess and his charitable endeavors." Mr. Roethlisberger's attorneys charge that the woman is mentally unstable, having been hospitalized for depression and anxiety and having suffered a psychological breakdown after having an affair with a married man. They said the "media circus" surrounding her "reckless decision to sue a professional athlete" will only intensify, and "it is impossible to foresee the degree to which this reality will exacerbate her already fragile mental state." They ask the court to force her to swiftly undergo a medical examination, because she says Mr. Roethlisberger caused her emotional distress. The woman also alleges that her co-workers covered up the rape, a charge that Mr. Roethlisberger's attorneys called "fiction." She never told her co-workers, including a mentor, that she had been harmed by Mr. Roethlisberger, nor did she tell her parents or close friends, his lawyers wrote. Instead, they said, she bragged about having consensual sex with him, saying it was "soooo good," and he was "the best ever." If a judge won't dismiss the suit, Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers want many of her "specific immaterial, impertinent and scandalous claims" stricken. Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers this month filed a motion for a change of venue from Reno and attached to it an affidavit from the accuser's former friend and Harrah's co-worker Angela Antonetti. Mr. Dunlap said in his new motion filed on Thursday and made public on Friday that the affidavit was "unrelated and wholly irrelevant" to the question of whether the trial should be moved closer to Lake Tahoe. "The clear intent of both filings is to intimidate the plaintiff and dissuade her from pursuing her rights in court in this very serious matter," Mr. Dunlap wrote. He said it also was an attempt to persuade him to "abandon plaintiff and her case or risk personal liability." "This conduct not only warrants discipline and sanctions, but warrants denial of the privilege of practicing law in the state of Nevada," he said. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Personally, I hope he countersues this nutjob and her scumbag lawyer for about $20 Million for defamation of character.  
    Posted by CarveMaster

     
    They can try to bash this chick all they want, but, thats not the issue. 

    Did he take the pooontang without consent? Thats the issue.
     
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    This stuff is getting good. The NFL should air this case and forget about the boring pre-season games: Roethlisberger lawyers fire legal broadside in sex lawsuit Sunday, August 23, 2009 By Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The woman accusing Ben Roethlisberger of raping her is "disturbed and unprincipled," fabricating the assault to save her job and extort a large payoff from the Steelers quarterback, his lawyers said in court documents that ask a Nevada judge to dismiss the case. An "immediate psychiatric examination is plainly warranted" for the 31-year-old woman, a self-proclaimed "sex addict" whose "severe mental health problems" were affecting her job performance, the lawyers claim. Those problems might render her "legally incompetent to proceed" with the case, they wrote. The 51-page document, filed late Friday in Reno, Nev., came one day after the woman's lawyer, Calvin R.X. Dunlap, asked the court to sanction Mr. Roethlisberger's legal team because it is trying to "bully her" into dropping her suit. Mr. Dunlap, who could not be reached for comment last night, wrote that Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers suggested they might countersue the woman for defamation, which he said borders on criminal extortion. "Calculating the exact amount of damage plaintiff and her counsel have inflicted on Mr. Roethlisberger and his reputation will be left for another day and another proceeding," the quarterback's attorneys wrote in Friday's filing. The accuser, a former VIP host at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, claims Mr. Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her while staying at the casino-hotel for a celebrity golf tournament in July 2008. She is seeking at least $440,000 in damages from Mr. Roethlisberger and at least $50,000 in damages from the eight Harrah's employees she has named in her lawsuit. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults. The latest filings from Mr. Roethlisberger's legal team ask the court to throw out the woman's suit and prevent her from refiling it. Months before she filed the suit, the woman and her lawyer "commenced their plan to guarantee her job security and extract an extortionate payoff by making Mr. Roethlisberger the scapegoat of an employment dispute between [the woman], who was enduring severe mental health problems impacting her job performance, and Harrah's Lake Tahoe," Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers wrote. According to the document, Mr. Dunlap sent a letter to Harrah's in April saying her job security was of "paramount importance" and "asserting claims to monetary recovery." "Our client is currently struggling with whether or not she wants to come forward and seek criminal prosecution of the celebrity," he reportedly wrote. After Harrah's refuted the woman's claims and made clear that no payment was forthcoming, Mr. Dunlap planned to "sling as much salacious mud as could be mustered against those who would not support [her] false claims," said Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers. "We look forward to examining the Harrah's executives and employees' e-mails, online communications, personal lives, sexual conduct, extra-marital affairs and medical histories with the same vigor and in the same depth that they have felt relevant and necessary in your letter of response to this tragic occurrence," the documents say Mr. Dunlap wrote. Mr. Roethlisberger's attorneys said the plaintiff and her legal team deliberately timed the filing of the suit last month to coincide with the opening of National Football League training camp, "which ensured that the complaint would garner the attention of the national media, a critical element in her plan to exploit Mr. Roethlisberger's celebrity status to her advantage." The woman's strategy, according to the documents, is "to use our society's unfortunate and unquenchable thirst for tawdry stories about celebrities and athletes to sensationalize these proceedings and to soil the name and reputation that Mr. Roethlisberger has spent years cultivating through his athletic prowess and his charitable endeavors." Mr. Roethlisberger's attorneys charge that the woman is mentally unstable, having been hospitalized for depression and anxiety and having suffered a psychological breakdown after having an affair with a married man. They said the "media circus" surrounding her "reckless decision to sue a professional athlete" will only intensify, and "it is impossible to foresee the degree to which this reality will exacerbate her already fragile mental state." They ask the court to force her to swiftly undergo a medical examination, because she says Mr. Roethlisberger caused her emotional distress. The woman also alleges that her co-workers covered up the rape, a charge that Mr. Roethlisberger's attorneys called "fiction." She never told her co-workers, including a mentor, that she had been harmed by Mr. Roethlisberger, nor did she tell her parents or close friends, his lawyers wrote. Instead, they said, she bragged about having consensual sex with him, saying it was "soooo good," and he was "the best ever." If a judge won't dismiss the suit, Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers want many of her "specific immaterial, impertinent and scandalous claims" stricken. Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyers this month filed a motion for a change of venue from Reno and attached to it an affidavit from the accuser's former friend and Harrah's co-worker Angela Antonetti. Mr. Dunlap said in his new motion filed on Thursday and made public on Friday that the affidavit was "unrelated and wholly irrelevant" to the question of whether the trial should be moved closer to Lake Tahoe. "The clear intent of both filings is to intimidate the plaintiff and dissuade her from pursuing her rights in court in this very serious matter," Mr. Dunlap wrote. He said it also was an attempt to persuade him to "abandon plaintiff and her case or risk personal liability." "This conduct not only warrants discipline and sanctions, but warrants denial of the privilege of practicing law in the state of Nevada," he said. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Personally, I hope he countersues this nutjob and her scumbag lawyer for about $20 Million for defamation of character.  
    Posted by CarveMaster


    As I look at this I get the other view.....

    Here "Possibly" is a woman who was wronged, by some stuper pud and she is trying to get the wrong righted....
    As has been said in other threads, her DETAILS of the evening are quite eery for someone wto have dreamed up.  They go into much detail with dates/times/names, etc.

    SO here are a couple of notes I find......  IF she was just trying to get money... WHY on earth would she sue someone for $440,000- when he just signed a $100mil. contract?  Doesn't sound like that much if she was just a Money grubber.

    Also I find that since her lawyers wrote to the people at Harrah's a month before asking that they guarantee her position- it means that they KNEW that Harrahs would try to fire her for making a claim against such a high powered client.  Just as they have tried.

    Third I find that since Mr Roethlesberger's attorneys have tried the Broadside that they are just trying to SCARE her into shutting her mouth.  IF they were SURE that she could prove nothing they would have said "WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY IN COURT".

    Fourth they are threatening her with defamation- and right in their own note they call her a LOON and imply she is unfit for a job in the situation she is in... DEFAMATION?



    SEEMS like this is just another one of the "WE WILL HIT YOU HARD AND SCARE YOU AWAY" tactics that Roger clemen's used.. which as far as I know did NOT work.

    Here is hoping that she can find some proof (other than her own writings) to shove it right up the backside of the Lawyers, and well the alledged rapist (if he is actually found to be one).

    You know what the difference is between a Lawyer and the stuff that comes out of the bottom of the sewer processing plant?   The Mung from the plant can actually fertile the soil and sustain life.


     
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    If you believe the accuser, then you probably believe Ben is just mounting a slime campaign.  If you don't believe the accuser, then you probably think Ben is just giving the girl what she deserves.  How nice would you be to someone who is falsely accusing you of something? I find it interesting how many people took the accusers lawsuit filing as a statement of facts, and when Ben's attorneys respond, it's just a slime campaign.  I'm skeptical of the accuser for many reasons; none of which are the latest docs files by Ben's attorneys.   1. No criminal complaint filed.  Once she went public with the civil complaint, all valid reasons for not filing a criminal complaint went into the trash.  Well, there is one valid reason left.  Her chances of an out of court settlement are much greater before she files a criminal suit. 2. She has no interest in seeing Ben incarcerated.  Kobe's and Tysons's accusers were both pursuing criminal justice too.  In both cases, the criminal complaints were filed first. 3. There is a sworn affidavit from her friend that she was basically obsessed with Ben after the encounter.  She was bragging about the encounter. 4. There were 18 pages of emails and chat transcripts released (if they are proven legit) clearly showing the girl was not disturbed by any encounter with Ben.  In fact, she was bragging. 5. Her therapy seemed to be connected to her affair with a married soldier, who in fact was just the soldier's wife pretending to be the soldier. 6. I said long before Ben's attorneys wrote it in their response that the timing of the lawsuit was perfect for extracting an out of court settlement. So I am skeptical of the accuser, but will not go so far as to say she is lying.  Nor can I accuse Ben.  I don't think this will see a trial.  I think this will get settled out of court for some "token" (i.e. insignificant) amount, or the charges will get dropped.  Perhaps her attorneys will simply drop her.  I think her case is falling apart, but not because of the filing from Ben's attorneys.  We're simply getting the "Paul Harvey Rest of the Story" now.
    Posted by carawaydj


    Carway... I didn't take the accuser's statement as fact.....  However I do take the rebuttal as slime.

    OUR LEGAL SYSTEM allows the judge and jury to decide twhether it is fact or not......  Once it went through the system we would KNOW THE FACTS.....

    However the Public view of all this stuff is not a FACT but rather a slime fest.

    I did not see anywhere that she claimed;
    -that he had to have Pornography on to be able to get a hard on... or
    -that she had to wear a sheeps outfit for him to be excited.... Or
    -even that Ben wanted her to bend down and hold a football so that he could grab her from the backside.....  NOW that would be sliming him! 

    SHE made a statement that she claimed to be factual..... after that the investigation should occur then the appropriate court should decide by "A preponderance" of the evidence whether or not it is more likely to have occurred or she is lying. 

    Sadly in keeping with the way things are done today- HIS LAWYERS tainted the jury pool.... towards his favor. 

    THEY should be censured and their "public display" should be seen by the court as an attempt to thwart a police investigation and they should be tried for obstuction of justice.  It doesn't even matter whether BEN is innocent or not for this case- THEY have corrupted the situation and should be charged with it. 

     A Lawyer went to Purgatory- He was looking for a soul to steal.... when he met the  Devil who said- What the hell are you doing here.. even we have higher standards than that.
     
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    In Response to Re: The Roethlisberger Files: This is getting interesting... : ..good post. I have no idea who is telling the truth here but with the past cases of women suing just for $ and basically tainting a man's life being well documented I am suspicious right now. We'll wait and see.. And for all the Ben-bashers, what if it was Tom Brady being accused? Just because he's on a rival team, it's automatically a slam dunk in her favor??? Why not take a ratuional look at it and decide before you go on a tirade against him? If Brady was accused, would you use the same argument..doubtful
    Posted by cousteau


    Cousteau....

    SO you are taking a rational look at this are you?

    What eveidence have you seen?... Oh yeah just the Public attack of Ben's Jock holders... GOT IT!

    What would I say if it was Brady?  LET THE COURT DECIDE THE FACTS.......

    That is what should have been done here... his lawyers should have investigated all they could and fought for him heartily... THAT IS THEIR JOB.  

    They however made a bold attempt to ensure that the judicial system COULD NOT WORK.  They should be punished for it. 

    Again the person suing him is doing so for $440K- Not 10MIL when he sined what a $100mil contract?  

    Again the person suing him tried to get legal assurances from their job that they would not be fired for telling their story.....

    Again the person may now have a better case due to the Lawyers speaking as MAYBE her mental problems are due to her inability to cope with her assault- Happened before.... NOTE they do not say she had this problem always.

    I take neither side.. except the side of the American public.  This type of Whoo Hah makes a fair trial more difficult and costs the state even more in time/effort to find a clean jury...

    I want the to do everything they can for their client- but using the public press is nothing but sliming..... especially with what the BEN camp said......

    SHE made no "Personal" claims against him, she made a legal claim against him.  This is part of what is wrong with our system today.  YOu cannot get a fair trial because one side always SLANDERS the other... FACTS are for the court system not the newspapers..... since they are too busy sniffing Mr Obama's backside to see the light of day.

     
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    I'm going with "Innocent until proven guilty."  The case sounds suspect, but I don't know what happened.  I don't plan to judge Big Ben until his case is resolved, even if I don't like him or his team very much.
     
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    I'm not a Ben-basher either. But if he did indeed rape the girl like she is claiming, I'd want to see him in jail for it. It will be interesting to see if it does indeed go to a trial. Although, as dogbones stated, NV law is bought and sold as easily as anything else out in that piece of desert. I'm sure her attorney (a well-known one in the state for filing this type of action) is making his own moves, only doesn't want it publicized. You are correct that it is merely "posturing" at this point. If there is a trial, I expect we'll hear a lot of mudslinging. Remember Kobe? This might be bigger. At this point, the only reason I lean towards Ben's side is her refusal to file a criminal complaint. I agree if she were my daughter, and I believed she was telling the truth, I would be upset. But I would have done everything in my power to get her to go to the cops. If she had been raped I'd want the guy to get exactly the same...raped by "Bubba" in the state pen! I don't know if her parents are alive or dead (or don't care), but you have to think that her father would want to see Ben rot in a cell if he did rape her. I've heard no pleas from the family (as of yet). Maybe they are waiting for a more opportune time. As Patriots fans we can always hope they schedule the trial for the playoff bye week!
    Posted by bubthegrub2

    Bub,
    I understand that you feel if she didn't file a Criminal complaint then there is no claim... but that simply is NOT true....
    The standards in a criminal complaint are so much tougher than that in a civil suit....  OJ was found Not Guilty of Murder- yet in the civil suit the Goldmans got the right to everything he would ever own or earn.

    SO you say well if she is going to make this complaint then that should be the required basis for guilty.  Agreed "IF" they were deciding Ben's guilt or innocence for incarceration reasons.... but they are not doing that. They are deciding whether or not HE should be responsible for paying for any damages resulting from this act- Period.

    SO let set a scenario.... using one of "our own" family members....
    Our daughter works for a Casino and a ton of athletes are in town for an event.  She is a "Concierge" and professional event planner.  She has planned for these high value clients to stay in the hotel.  During the evening one of them calls down to the desk and claims that he has an UNACCEPTABLE problem in his room and it needs to be fixed.  Someone is sent up.  That person comes back down, and thinks it is complete- yet that same High Value client calls to the desk again and demands a Manager - event planner to get up there or there shall be heck to pay.  SO our daughter- being the Ranking event planner in the hotel goes up to try to clear the complaint.  She goes into the room, and the client bellows, this place is costingme $2000/night, the food was cold- the water i the shower is weak and I cannot get the TV's to work worth SH--!  SO our dughter thingks well, I can;t fix the food now.... I will make sure he gets an executive chef prepared breakfast (Solved), I wil have to talk to engineering about that WSHower problem _(Inform him and it will be solved in monets), and well the TV- let me check that out.  So she is looking at the TV in the suite (Living room)  and it is working okay.  It is a little bit hazy but no big deal nothing to get upset about- she will have the system checked out though.   Then he yells out - What about his one in the damned Bedroom, it comes in worse than that TV.  Since he is stil currently in the Bathroom- she (Mistakenly- bad judgement agreed) goes into the man's room to try and see what all the complaints are about.  WHile in there, she sits down on the edge of the bed to try and adjust the TV (they are usually close tto the foot of the bed).  Outr of the Bathroom comes this "STAR" and he is still griping.  He walks over to the closet and he drops his towel and begins to dress.  Then he realizes that it is a Woman inhis room this time- not that goofy looking maintenance tech.  SO he sits down beside her on the bed with just his Jockey shorts on....  things begin to get somewhere with him putting a hand on her leg, and she states NO THANKS... or him patting her on the back or rubbing her back because the TV is coming in a little better.... She shruggs him off... and begins to get up saying I will have the rest of it taken care of tomorrow if you desire to sleep.  He reaches up and grabs her arm and pulls her back onto the bed....  RIGHT THERE, anything further is Unwanted as he forced her.

    SO we go onto the next morning.... IOur daughter left the room in a daze (Many R@PE victims do) believing that she must have done something wrong to make him do that.  She must have led him on- He really didn;t want to hurt her- Oh wasn't she lucky she got to spend time with a star.  As the hours turn into days she realizes that she gave up her integrity and moraltity.  Your daughter begins to fal back into a shell, and she won't hardly talk to her dad.... HMMMM.  She is no longer the "Happy -go-lucky" girl she was the open and vivacious (PARTY PLANNER) that she was.  Her planning ability takes a down turn- she becomes grougchy- she cannot do her job efficiently.  She no longer cares for the customers (Unless they are female) Rather she just gives a very cold "We will take care of it as soon as possible sir" and walks away.   SO now her mental approach, and ability have taken a down turn....  It is way to late to have saved the materials from the night of the attack.... so what do we have our daughter do... GRIN AND BEAR IT?

    Now from what I have read she is suing a man who has a what ($100mil) contract for $440,000?  Why that amt?  Could it be that those are the damages since the event.  That is what it has cost her or will cost her to get the Psychological help to try and get over this?  It sure seems like a weird number to me.  Heck she didn't even make it $450,000 so that the 50,000 from the casino would make it a cool 1/2 mil.


    DO I believe her story?..... NOPE!
    DO I believe Ben's claims that he is Innocent of everything and anything- NOPE!

    I think the TRUTH lies somewhere between the two stories.  I believe that this truth may have resulted in damage to her...

    The question is: Should Ben be forced to off-set those damages and make her whole again?



    NONE OF THE ABOVE IS FACT...... it is just a very plausible story that could have happened which would explain her not coming forth to begin with.  Once she waited , she felt she could not come forth against a "STAR"....

    I just do not see many women who will go through the demanding grueling cross-interrogation about their sex life willingly... and that is exactly what she opened herself up to, by asaying anything.

    MAYBE she feared the public attacks that have so quickly come.  


    I do not make judgements based on the Newspaper..... but I do decide whow I would sway- and the fact that BEN's Lawyers put on a full frontal press like this to me means they are trying to FORCE her to shutup.....   I hope it makes her More resolute to see it through (if she is telling the truth).... and if she gets a verdict- then I think since his side tried to "Fix the jury" she should very definitely file anything else she can get the state to file with the evidence that comes up at this trial. 


    I HOPE BEN IS INNOCENT... and I know this will be on his mind until solved.... but if her story is true- IT HAS BEEN ON HER MIND FOR MORE THAN THRE LAST YEAR.. EATING AWAY AT HER SOUL. 

     
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    If this "crime" had truly "damaged" her like she claims, she would have filed a criminal complaint, IMO. If not then, at least after coming out with the story. Since she hasn't that suggests to me that either her claim is false, or her lawyers don't believe they can get a conviction.

    HER LAWYERS DO NOT FILE CRIMINAL COMPALINTS- The state does that!  SO those are two different situations and she may very well feel she has him dead to rights, but the DA may feel it is shaky at best and not want to spend the states money to try someone that you would need OVERWHELMING evidence to get the jury to even sit and consider the aspects of the trial.

    FOR THE STATE; this is a NO-WIN trial... just like OJ!  Many people thought he was a guilty as sin- but the state couldn't convice 12 people that.   Because they did not have the evidence?.... Or because no one wants to believe their IDOL is a Turdmonster?
     
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    I'm going with "Innocent until proven guilty."  The case sounds suspect, but I don't know what happened.  I don't plan to judge Big Ben until his case is resolved, even if I don't like him or his team very much.
    Posted by drawme


    Drawme- He won;t be found guilty- this is a CIVIL case.... not a criminal case.

    He will be told that he caused harm to her, and that he must pay damages in the amt of$_________ to right what he did that damaged her.  This is much like a larger case of "People's court".....   Ben had better be thanful that he is not getting Judge Judy......  She is one cantankerous jurist!
     
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    I'm not a Ben-basher either. But if he did indeed rape the girl like she is claiming, I'd want to see him in jail for it. It will be interesting to see if it does indeed go to a trial. Although, as dogbones stated, NV law is bought and sold as easily as anything else out in that piece of desert. I'm sure her attorney (a well-known one in the state for filing this type of action) is making his own moves, only doesn't want it publicized. You are correct that it is merely "posturing" at this point. If there is a trial, I expect we'll hear a lot of mudslinging. Remember Kobe? This might be bigger. At this point, the only reason I lean towards Ben's side is her refusal to file a criminal complaint. I agree if she were my daughter, and I believed she was telling the truth, I would be upset. But I would have done everything in my power to get her to go to the cops. If she had been raped I'd want the guy to get exactly the same...raped by "Bubba" in the state pen! I don't know if her parents are alive or dead (or don't care), but you have to think that her father would want to see Ben rot in a cell if he did rape her. I've heard no pleas from the family (as of yet). Maybe they are waiting for a more opportune time. As Patriots fans we can always hope they schedule the trial for the playoff bye week!
    Posted by bubthegrub2


    You do know that most women  don't go to the police after this kind of crime. One person very close to me did not, and the people around , very close to her, didn't know about it for over a year. Things like this fill women with shame, fear, and depression. I don't know what happened between them, but not coming out sooner, is not something I would hold against her.

    And yes, Ben is innocent until proven guilty. I wish his legal team had left it that way instead of concocting a "blame the victim" stance. It is things like that that make women afraid of coming forward. This is the kind of thing that would put fear, not just into her, but into other women. Regardless of whether Ben is innocent or guilty, it is scummy.

    Even if she invented the whole story, he should have just waited for trial. And as far as counter-suit goes, it is so immoral I think it should be illegal. What kind of message are we sending? That if you come forward you could have your life ruined?  Terrible.

    As far as pressing charges. It is up to the DA whether he is indicited. Not the girl. By waiting she probably hurt her chances in this respect. It happens all the time.
     
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    You can't go by what the lawyers say.  The defense is going to call the plaintiff either a nut or a slutt, or both, that's standard, and Ben's side is off to a rip-roaring start.  However, it's just as felonius to sexually assault mental patients as it is to rape anyone else (although it might be harder to prove that rape in court).

    What concerns me is that Big Ben's lawyers made any offer at all to settle the case.  Their action implies that the plaintiff has at least a little traction.   
     
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    In Response to Re: The Roethlisberger Files: This is getting interesting... : Cousteau.... SO you are taking a rational look at this are you? What eveidence have you seen?... Oh yeah just the Public attack of Ben's Jock holders... GOT IT! What would I say if it was Brady?  LET THE COURT DECIDE THE FACTS....... That is what should have been done here... his lawyers should have investigated all they could and fought for him heartily... THAT IS THEIR JOB.   They however made a bold attempt to ensure that the judicial system COULD NOT WORK.  They should be punished for it.  Again the person suing him is doing so for $440K- Not 10MIL when he sined what a $100mil contract?   Again the person suing him tried to get legal assurances from their job that they would not be fired for telling their story..... Again the person may now have a better case due to the Lawyers speaking as MAYBE her mental problems are due to her inability to cope with her assault- Happened before.... NOTE they do not say she had this problem always. I take neither side.. except the side of the American public.  This type of Whoo Hah makes a fair trial more difficult and costs the state even more in time/effort to find a clean jury... I want the to do everything they can for their client- but using the public press is nothing but sliming..... especially with what the BEN camp said...... SHE made no "Personal" claims against him, she made a legal claim against him.  This is part of what is wrong with our system today.  YOu cannot get a fair trial because one side always SLANDERS the other... FACTS are for the court system not the newspapers..... since they are too busy sniffing Mr Obama's backside to see the light of day.
    Posted by wwsf4ever
    ...brilliant. Bringing politics and the POTUS into it. I want the truth to come out. Thats what i said. If he's guilty, he goes away. If she made it up, she goes away. THATS what I said. I guess you are a ditto head than since you bring Obama up in such a nice way. Go read the latest birther propaganda why dont you
     
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    wwsf4ever, with regard to: "Again the person suing him is doing so for $440K- Not 10MIL when he sined what a $100mil contract?", this is only a half truth.  While the lawsuit does indeed mention 440K, this does not include the punitive damages part of the suit, which is determined by the jury.  In other words, if Ben was found guilty, the jury can/will award punitive damages that can be several multiples of the actual damages (440K).  The limit varies by state.  I'm surprised nobody is picking up on that.  In a common scenario, she might win 440K in damages, but then receive punitive damages by the jury of 3X that amount.  That would now bring her amount to $1.76 million.  Since punitive damages are decided by the jury, you will not see a concrete number at this stage.  

    So no, she is not suing for 440K.  She claims 440K in damages, but the punitive damages part of a civil lawsuit will far exceed the actual damages; especially in cases where physical harm was done.  In reality, if she wins, she will get between 1.5 to 2 million.  If that still seems like a small amount to you, we need to become good friends so you can pick up the bar tab.
     
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    zbellino wrote:

    "Even if she invented the whole story, he should have just waited for trial. And as far as counter-suit goes, it is so immoral I think it should be illegal. What kind of message are we sending? That if you come forward you could have your life ruined?  Terrible."

    What? You think it is OK that someone could accuse an individual of something terrible, ask for damages, yet that individual should have no recourse (a countersuit) to protect their name and reputation if the accusations are false.

    Don't fool yourself that every "victim" out there is telling the truth. I've seen plenty of times where one spouse accuses the other of abuse for leverage in a divorce case. Names, dates, times, the whole nine yards, yet in the end all the claims are false or grossly exaggerated. 

    I don't know about you, but if someone accuses me of something I didn't do, drags my name through the media, you better bet I'm countersuing them for millions in damages.

    As others have pointed out, she is not just asking for $400,000. She is also asking for unspecified punitive damages that may amount into the millions.



     
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    In Response to The Roethlisberger Files: This is getting interesting... : her DETAILS of the evening are quite eery for someone wto have dreamed up.  They go into much detail with dates/times/names, etc. 
    Posted by wwsf4ever


    Now this is something we can agree upon.  Her recollection of that night is indeed remarkable.  She demonstrated great presence of mind to be sure to remember every word at every minute.  She no doubt wrote the events down immediately afterwards because if she can remember those details months after the fact, she has one amazing memory indeed.  I'm sure her attorneys weren't coaching her at all...  I think if I were to grab 10 people at random not a single person could give me such accurate details about what they did just last weekend.  C'mon, even if she is telling the truth, let's not assume her attorneys haven't applied a little expert coaching to her affidavit.
     
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    HER LAWYERS DO NOT FILE CRIMINAL COMPALINTS- The state does that!  
    Posted by wwsf4ever


    WRONG!  The spokeswoman for either the DA or the Sheriff addressed this very matter when this first hit the press.  I'm sure you can Google this.  She stated in very clear terms, that since there were no witnesses to this purported act, and no physical evidence, they cannot pursue this matter unless the alleged victim files a criminal complaint.  

    So not only has she not filed a criminal complaint, she is preventing the authorities from even pursuing criminal charges.  If I were king for a day, it would be illegal to file a civil suit around the commission of a crime without filing a criminal complaint.
     
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