Andrea McNulty Says Ben Roethlisberger Sexually Assaulted Her
Yet Another Athlete in Possible Trouble With the Law
It seems to be a daily occurrence that either an athlete or politician is involved or allegedly involved in criminal activity, usually of a sexual nature. The star quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger has been accused in a civil lawsuit of sexual assault in July of last year in Nevada. Pro Football Talk broke the story, but other news outlets picked up the story and ran with it.
The plaintiff, Andrea McNulty, who works for Harrah’s casino, alleges that Ben Roethlisberger asked her to his room to fix his television and while there sexually assaulted her. Ben Roethlisberger has a reputation as one of the more religious of the sports figures, so it is even more shocking to hear this accusation.
David Cornwell, Mr. Roethlisberger’s attorney brings up two interesting points. Why wait so long to file the lawsuit? And why a civil lawsuit and no criminal charges filed?
The suit was filed while Ben Roethlisberger was playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. It is interesting to note that there are nine other defendants in the lawsuit. Does this mean that there were more alleged attackers involved than just Ben Roethlisberger? Or are the other defendants being sued for negligence in not running a safe establishment? Stay tuned for this interesting development in the world of sports.