Ben Roethlisberger Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Rucuss staffJanuary 21, 2012

Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can breathe a sigh of relief.

A settlement has been reached in a civil case between Roethlisberger and a woman who accused him of raping her at a Lake Tahoe Harrah’s hotel-casino in 2008. Roethlisberger was in town to participate in a celebrity golf tournament.

TMZ reports Andrea McNulty who was a VIP casino hostess at the time said Roethlisberger allegedly lured her to his room to fix a broken television. McNulty claimed Ben became “stern,” after the alleged rape. He kicked her out of the room and told her, “If anyone asks you, you fixed my television. You fixed my television. Now go!”

The woman said she never filed a criminal complaint because she feared Harrah’s would side with Roethlisberger and she would be fired. Ben adamantly denied all the allegations.

She filed a civil suit in 2009 seeking a minimum of $440,000 in damages from Roethlisberger and at least $50,000 in damages from the Harrah’s officials and an unspecified amount in punitive damages.

Terms of the settlement were not released.

(Sources via TMZ & ESPN)

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