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Old 12-27-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Sexual assault lawsuit against Roethlisberger still lingers in Nevada court system

Posted by Mike Florio on December 27, 2010, 5:41 PM EST

In July 2009, a Nevada woman sued Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, alleging that he sexually assaulted her in a Lake Tahoe hotel room.

More than 17 months later, the case has barely moved off the starting line.

As explained by Cy Ryan of the Las Vegas Sun, the case currently sits before the Nevada Supreme Court on a threshold procedural motion focusing on whether the case should proceed in Washoe County, where it was filed, or in Douglas County, where the assault allegedly occurred. The courthouses are roughly 45 miles apart.

Decisions regarding the location in which a lawsuit will be filed potentially impact any given legal action, based on the reputations of the judges and the jury awards generated in past cases. Also, the fact that the Harrah’s hotel and casino where the plaintiff was employed and where Roethlisberger was staying employs a significant number of Douglas County residents could make the jury pool less inclined to rule against the company.

Regardless of the reason(s), the plaintiff’s lawyer perceives Washoe County to be a more favorable forum and the lawyers representing the defendants believe that Douglas County gives them a better chance of success. The issue wouldn’t currently be pending before the Nevada Supreme Court if both sides didn’t feel strongly about their respective positions.

Once the Nevada Supreme Court issues a ruling, the case finally will proceed, presumably with a deposition of the plaintiff and, eventually, a deposition of Roethlisberger. E-mails published in the weeks after the filing of the case tend to undermine the plaintiff’s position, since they suggested that she willingly engaged in sexual activities with Roethlisberger. She nevertheless contends that she was raped after Roethlisberger lured her to his room by claiming that his television needed to be fixed. Absent a settlement, there’s a good chance Roethlisberg eventually will have to defend himself at a trial in open court, and that he could face evidence relating to the incident that occurred in Georgia earlier this year.

Though Roethlisberger never has been charged with a crime, the NFL suspended him four games for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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I really hope at some point we actually get to hear both sides of the story here. I think it's about time to hear Ben actually talk about what happened instead of him saying no comment and hiding behind that. He wont be able to do that in court if he wants to win this case. It looks like another off season of not so good new for the Steelers...thanks to Ben.

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Old 12-27-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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The woman is a total flake!!! She told her co-workers she was quiting because she was having Ben's flipping love child!
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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-court-system/

I was under the assumption that the girlfriend of this woman had outed her and said she lied about the entire affair?
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Trust the Steeler hating turd Florio to stir the pot at the end of the season and right before the playoffs just to try and distract the Steelers. This why I rarely even visit his website.
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It looks like another off season of not so good new for the Steelers...thanks to Ben.
Based on what? There is a sworn statement on file from one of McNulty's ex-coworkers affirming that she bragged about sleeping with him at one point. Couple that with the fact that she never went to the police at any point, waited until a year after the alleged sexual assault to file a civil suit, and that she has, to put it mildly, a colorful imagination, and you have a giant golddigging charade that should have been thrown out of court at least a year ago.
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Based on what? There is a sworn statement on file from one of McNulty's ex-coworkers affirming that she bragged about sleeping with him at one point. Couple that with the fact that she never went to the police at any point, waited until a year after the alleged sexual assault to file a civil suit, and that she has, to put it mildly, a colorful imagination, and you have a giant golddigging charade that should have been thrown out of court at least a year ago.
Thanks to an almost yearly off season ritual of Ben providing some kind of negative press for himself or the Steelers ! Have you been in a cave since he has been playing here ? What good off season press about Ben can you remember ?
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Thanks to an almost yearly off season ritual of Ben providing some kind of negative press for himself or the Steelers ! Have you been in a cave since he has been playing here ? What good off season press about Ben can you remember ?
The kind of stuff that never gets paid attention to. Like this, for instance: http://www.whiotv.com/news/19200707/detail.html

Between his motorcycle accident in '06 and the Summer of 2009 when the McNulty case was brought to light, I don't remember hearing much of anything either way during the offseason about him. "Almost yearly" is a bit of an exaggeration.
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Thanks to an almost yearly off season ritual of Ben providing some kind of negative press for himself or the Steelers ! Have you been in a cave since he has been playing here ? What good off season press about Ben can you remember ?
Has he ever been charged? arrested? or taken in for litigation? Then who cares what some gold digging psychopath said?
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Has he ever been charged? arrested? or taken in for litigation? Then who cares what some gold digging psychopath said?
The courts havent thrown it out, so I guess thats all that matters. I'm sick of people in the spotlight hiding behind the no comment B.S. ! Some people cant get enough of the spotlight and then when theres some heat put on them they go in hiding !
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