NFL Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Named in Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed in Nevada


What to make of this … Ben Roethlisberger being accused of sexual assault.

Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB, is accessed and has been named in a sexual assault civil lawsuit by a woman who was employed at a Lake Tahoe, Nevada Harrah’s resort. The alleged incident was supposed to have taken place last year during a celebrity golf tournament. The lawsuit also names either other defendants associated with the hotel.

The lawsuit was filed Friday and names eight other defendants, accusing the hotel’s security chief and other hotel employees of defamation and failing to properly investigate her accusation against Roethlisberger.

An attorney for Roethlisberger, David Cornwell, denied that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted the woman.

David Cornwell, an attorney for Roethlisberger denied that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted the woman and pointed to the fact that the “absence of a criminal complaint and a criminal investigation are the most compelling evidence of the absence of any criminal conduct”.


 In the wake of the news. Roethlisberger scraps press conference to tout Shaq’s new reality TV show.

Roethlisberger canceled a Thursday press conference at the Steelers’ facilities according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He was scheduled to promote the reality television show Shaq Vs. Filming of the show, which pits NBA star Shaquille O’Neal against top athletes in their respective sports (including Roethlisberger in football.

TMZ is reporting that the woman tried to report the assault to hotel security the day that it occurred; however, the “guy blew her off and threatened her job”. This is interesting, TMZ is also naming the accuser, Andrea McNulty.

In her lawsuit filed last week in Nevada, Andrea McNulty claims Guy Hyder — the chief of security at Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe — told her she was “over-reacting” and that “most girls would feel lucky to have sex with someone like Ben Roethlisberger.”

NFL looks into allegations against Roethlisberger

“I don’t know enough of the details, but it’s a civil lawsuit. It’s something that we obviously will look into,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday when asked about it in New York during an unrelated news conference. “I’ve been in touch with the Steelers about it.”

Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett said the team was aware of the lawsuit, and “we are gathering information.”

Posted July 22, 2009 by
Crime, Sports, WTF | 9 comments

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    9 Responses to “NFL Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Named in Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed in Nevada”

    1. Michelle Smith on July 22nd, 2009 9:26 am

      WOW! Another NFL player with issues.

    2. Scott on July 22nd, 2009 9:57 am

      Innocent until proven guilty. Look at the circumstances. She NEVER even filed a CRIMINAL COMPLAINT. This is all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. She filed this CIVIL suit a year later.

      This isnt’ like Pacman where he was visibly seen at the nightclub where his ‘boy’ shot and paralyzed an off duty cop.

      I highly doubt, almost 99.9% sure Ben is innocent.

      Are you serious? He doesn’t need to rape a woman; he can go into any club and have his pick of “willing” and “ready” participants.

      This is bullshiz with a Z!

    3. C on July 22nd, 2009 10:35 am

      The woman didn’t contact the police, what does
      this tell you? It tells me it’s all about the dough. If the woman told the police at the time
      of the alledged incident, I would give her the benefit of the doubt, she didn’t and I give Ben
      the benefit of the doubt!

    4. Amalia on July 22nd, 2009 2:40 pm

      Not buying the woman’s story. If this really happened, she should have reported it right away to the police! This is about money!!! What an odd amount she is asking for. Ben has always had a great deal of integrity. Why this woman is trying to ruin his good name is unbelievable. Maybe he rejected her and now she is trying to get some revenge! I have to side with him on this one.

    5. ANewGirl on July 22nd, 2009 3:44 pm

      Heard on radio today she has asked for anywhere from 200-300k to make it just “go away”.

      She should go away and be ashamed of herself for this greedy move to extort money. There are thousands of women every day who legitimately suffer at the hands of others for domestic violence and sex crimes—and this greedy ass skank has to go out there in an attempt to gain some quick cash and ruin someone’s career? While there are many professional athletes that lack good judgement- when is the MSM going to stop jumping on every bogus story when some desperate bottom dweller decides to make a move?

    6. SteelerGirl on July 22nd, 2009 7:43 pm

      Im still in shock… Im guessing someone doesnt want the Steelers to get a 7th ring… Its too bad people are allowed to do this kind of stuff. If she was really “raped” Im pretty sure she would have told somone right away… Women like this give women who are really assulted no chance at justice… she needs to jump off a cliff somewhere

    7. IP on July 23rd, 2009 6:25 am

      It is true innocent until proven guilty; however, in this day and age is it a stretch to think that either side is telling the truth?

      BTW, the internet is not a court of law, it’s the court of public opinion.

      The victim not filing a criminal complaint is sketchy. However, I am not to quick to give pro athletes a pass. I thought Steve McNair was a family man as well … I guess I was wrong there.

    8. ANewGirl on July 23rd, 2009 8:38 am

      #7-IP—Something just does not seem right here. In agreement and as pointed out—there are MANY Professional Athletes who have participated in disgraceful actions….guess time will tell on this one…something just isn’t fitting into place correctly though with her story. Whenever the “alleged victim” mentions money—it just makes one assume her motivation is pure and simple:


    9. Police Will Not Investigate Alleged Ben Roethlisberger Sexual Assault without Criminal Complaint … ESPN Finally Reports Assault | Scared Monkeys on July 23rd, 2009 10:02 am

      [...] The woman filed a lawsuit against Roethlisberger and eight other defendants Friday. The lawsuit said the woman did not contact police after the alleged incident because she believed that other hotel employees would support Roethlisberger. [...]

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