Bad news for Steelers fans!
Pittsburgh's star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is being sued for sexual assault by Andrea McNulty, an employee of the Atlantic City hotel, Harrah's.
McNulty alleges that in July 2008, Roethlisberger asked her to come to his hotel room and the QB forced her to have sex with him.
Roethlisberger's attorney, David Cornwell, adamantly denies any supposed wrongdoing, saying that "Ben has never sexualy 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."
We hope that McNulty is being truthful and not after his money, like Cornwall implies. Assault is not a joke!
It is a little strange that she didn't press criminal charges and waited for a year (and a Superbowl win) before taking action.
Apparently, the football player faces charges of one civil count of assault, one civil count of sexual assault and battery, one civil count of false imprisonment, one civil count of false pretenses, one civil count of fraud, and one civil count of intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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