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Complaint gets very specific regarding interaction between McNulty, Roethlisberger

NFL_roethlisberger3.jpgWe’ve finally obtained a full and complete and reliable copy of the complaint filed against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Nevada.

The complaint contains very specific allegations, which either helps prove that the event actually occurred — or which demonstrates that the plaintiff, Andrea McNulty, has a very active imagination.

McNulty, who says in the complaint that she has worked at Harrah’s since March 2003, alleges that she was assigned to serve a concierge-style function on the Penthouse floor of the hotel during the 2008 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. 

McNulty alleges that, on July 10, she and Roethlisberger had a conversation about fly fishing, and that they talked about the fact that McNulty is an avid fly fisherman.  (Though, on the surface, the exchange isn’t relevant, the contention — if true — shows that there was at least a minor relationship between McNulty and Roethlisberger prior to the incident.)

As to the incident itself, it allegedly occurred on Friday, July 11.  McNulty claims that, at approximately 10:00 p.m. local time, Roethlisberger returned to his room with a young woman, who left roughly 20 minutes later. 

McNulty says that Roethlisberger walked the woman to the elevator, and that Roethlisberger then stopped to talk to McNulty and other staff, for roughly 20 minutes.  (Obviously, it’ll be critical to determine who these other staff members are, and what they have to say.)

As he was leaving, Roethlisberger allegedly told McNulty that the sound system on his television wasn’t working.  She offered to have someone from engineering fix it, but Roethlisberger said he would call her about it later.

Roethlisberger allegedly called her a few minutes later, and he said that the television was still broken.  She offered to have someone go to the room and fix it.  He allegedly asked her to come and “take a quick look” at it.

McNulty claims that she tried to call a couple of other colleagues to handle the situation, but that she couldn’t reach anyone.  She alleges that Roethlisberger called again and asked her when she was going to fix the television.

Citing a direction from management to ensure that Roethlisberger had an enjoyable trip, she decided to try to fix it herself.

McNulty claims that, when she arrived at the room, he was wearing a T-shirt and athletic shorts.  She adds, for no apparent reason other than to show the clarity of her recollection, that the room was a mess.

Roethlisberger showed her the television that was malfunctioning, located in suite’s bedroom.  Using the remote, she determined that there was no problem with the television or the sound system.

She claims that, as she tried to leave the room, Roethlisberger blocked her path, and that he “grabbed [her] and started to kiss her.”

She claims that she was “shocked and stunned that this previously friendly man, that appeared to be a gentleman in her previous contacts with him was suddenly preventing her from leaving, was assaulting and battering her.”

McNulty admits that she didn’t try to fight Roethlisberger, citing his size and strength.  She claims that she “communicated her objection and lack of consent,” and that he nevertheless began “fondling [her] through her dress and between her legs.”

She claims that he pushed her onto the bed, and despite her alleged protests he “pulled her underpants off and proceeded to penetrate her.”

McNulty claims that she told him, “You don’t want to do this.”  She also claims that she said, “Please don’t,” and that she told him she was not on any type of birth control.

She claims that he said in response, “Don’t worry, I’ll pull out,” which he ultimately did.

At that point, he allowed her to get off the bed.  McNulty claims that she went to the bathroom, and “tried to pull herself together.”  When she emerged, she claims that Roethlisberger asked, “There are cameras on this room, aren’t there?” 

She responded by saying, “Yes, there are cameras everywhere.”

McNulty alleges that he then seem worried, and that his tone became “stern.” 

“If anyone asks you, you fixed my television,” he allegedly said.  “You fixed my television.  Now go!”

We’ll be posting separately the allegations relating to the coworkers at Harrah’s, most of which are based on conduct occurring after the alleged assault.

Again, these are only allegations in a civil complaint.  There is, to our knowledge, no criminal complaint or investigation, and Roethlisberger through lawyer David Cornwell has strongly denied the contention.

Still, if the allegations set forth above are true, and if sufficient evidence can be compiled to prove that, then this thing could get very ugly for Roethlisberger.

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154 Responses to “Complaint gets very specific regarding interaction between McNulty, Roethlisberger”
  1. wynterthrone says: Jul 21, 2009 10:56 AM

    Okay, so according to her statements, this sounds like a full-blown rape. Why no criminal complaint, why a year later?

  2. realityonetwo says: Jul 21, 2009 10:58 AM

    I believe her.

  3. igglesfan74 says: Jul 21, 2009 10:58 AM

    So he was riding his hog without a helmet again, huh?

  4. DcNinerFan says: Jul 21, 2009 10:59 AM

    “Still, if the allegations set forth above are true, and if sufficient evidence can be compiled to prove that, then this thing could get very ugly for Roethlisberger.”
    That is like saying, “Still, if the moon happens to crash into the Earth tomorrow, killing everyone, it might be a bit of a downer…” Florio gets the award for The Most Obvious Statement of The Day.

  5. ppdoc13 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:00 AM

    Wow. Either an incredibly fertile imagination or Gentle Ben is in a heap of doodoo.

  6. Sportygal says: Jul 21, 2009 11:00 AM

    The video in the hotel will be key. I wonder if her accusations against the others on staff at the hotel has to do with destroying videotape.

  7. js136202 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:01 AM

    It’s hard to imagine that a guy who has shown how much he exudes class like Ben Toothlessberger could possibly be guilty of anything immoral. He is as big of a turd as you’ll ever meet and I don’t doubt for a second that her allegations are true.
    This doesn’t sound anything like the Kobe Bryant matter, because that clearly sounded like he said she said. This sure sounds a lot more like rape.

  8. Stradivarius says: Jul 21, 2009 11:01 AM

    “then this thing could get very ugly for Roethlisberger.”
    I think Ben’s got enough $ and reasonable doubt to make this go away…

  9. Coughlins Happy Pills says: Jul 21, 2009 11:01 AM

    ….Yikes

  10. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 21, 2009 11:04 AM

    Anybody else gets the impression that Florio is like a dog and likes to roll in whatever stinks the most? “I take no pleasure in this” replied Florio to questioning, “Now lets carefully go through all of the details…”.
    Florio, you may not know what a Tampa Two defense is, or have even any more insight into the game of football than the average fan, but you know what sells and its gotten you this far.

  11. Citizen Strange says: Jul 21, 2009 11:04 AM

    She claims that he said in response, “Don’t worry, I’ll pull out,” which he ultimately did.
    ….. which ultimately hurts her case because it proves that Roethlisberger is a man of his word.

  12. SubmarineMike says: Jul 21, 2009 11:05 AM

    Funny how a year allows you to come up with a story with details.

  13. js136202 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:07 AM

    Big Ben has no class. This is not new news, although the fact that he’s a rapist is a revelation.

  14. matthoover says: Jul 21, 2009 11:10 AM

    Sounds like RAPE to me. And I’m not surprised.

  15. Citizen Strange says: Jul 21, 2009 11:10 AM

    The only part that is really believable that Roethlisberger is dumb enough to think that there are actually cameras INSIDE hotel rooms.

  16. madM100 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:12 AM

    I smell a long thought out, well made lie. She shoulda came out with this right away then it’d be credible. Lemme guess the tapes only go back 12 months? Is that why she waited a year? HA! NOT GUILTY

  17. keith brodeur says: Jul 21, 2009 11:13 AM

    Wow, silly me. All this time I thought rape was a criminal offense and yet she’s only going the “civil case” route? Sounds like she needs a few bucks to me.

  18. sn@ke says: Jul 21, 2009 11:13 AM

    Another gold digging whore.
    In the middle of an assault or rape “I am not on birth control” is not something you say. This girl got mad because he threw her out of the room and treated her like dirt afterward, that’s the bottom line.
    On the bright side, the cameras in the room will show her clawing his back the stupid pig.

  19. UL_LUZ98@YAHOO.COM says: Jul 21, 2009 11:13 AM

    Sounds bad. we will see. But if Vick can’t play for 2 years for dog fighting. then I would guess Roethlisberger will be done as a NFL Player.
    I hope she is just money hungry but if he did this ( which the police will find out) then Big Ben is a piece of sh1t
    Steelers at best 7-9 this year

  20. purpleguy says: Jul 21, 2009 11:15 AM

    A rape claim obviously is a very serious thing, but what’s the deal with the previous woman in his room for 20 minutes? 20 minutes? What the hell were they doing for 20 minutes? And if it’s what I think, first, Big Ben doesn’t have much going for him in the stamina department, and second, he’s pretty frigging horny to go another round with an unwilling participant right after he just got some. Maybe he was recreating the bedroom scene from American Pie.

  21. keith brodeur says: Jul 21, 2009 11:17 AM

    “……that there are actually cameras INSIDE hotel rooms.”
    Uh, read it again. He said ON this room. I’m sure in an expensive hotel they do have cameras viewing the entrances to rooms.

  22. vbeach31 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:18 AM

    I fell sorry for professional athletes. They are such targets for gold diggers and deceitful woman who want to get rich quick. On the other hand Big Ben has to be smarter. Athletes literally need to start carrying arount consent forms with them, and I’m so serious. I wonder if the aftermath of this will leave Big Ben losing his sponsors how Kobe lost his. The word presumed Kobe guilty until proven innocent, I wonder if It will be the same way for Big Ben. I do wish him luck tho, hopefully this is an ugly lie. REMEMBER ATHLETES, CARRY THE CONSENT FORM WITH YOU FROM CITY TO CITY. it’s kinda like that episode of The Chappelle Show..lol

  23. KILLER FIN says: Jul 21, 2009 11:18 AM

    IDIOT!!! stay away from situations like that!!!

  24. Phyxsius says: Jul 21, 2009 11:20 AM

    Wow, that sure sounds like rape to me. I wonder how long Goodell is going to suspend him?

  25. Bill In DC says: Jul 21, 2009 11:20 AM

    LOL, this sounds just like the girl who accused Michael Irvin and another Cowboy of raping her. Her ‘recollection’ was equally as vivid saying Irvin put a gun to her head and said, “Now you be a good girl.”
    This smells like someone who was hoping Roth would just settle to avoid the bad press.
    I tend to be very skeptical of this type of activity, why on earth would Rothlisberger have to rape someone, I’m sure he has plenty of women willing to assist him with his sexual needs.

  26. pittpen says: Jul 21, 2009 11:20 AM

    As a Steelers fan I must say that if the allegations are true than that will definitely make me think less of him. Such an act is truly disgusting.
    With that said, it still seems a little odd that this waited over a year. Even then, McNulty said that she saw a woman exiting his room after being in there for 20 minutes. A time period of 20 minutes certainly screams that something sexual occurred. Which is even more surprising that Roethlisberger would have then wanted to go after McNulty.
    Of course that is all assuming that the first 20 minute encounter with another woman involved sexual activity.
    ..or maybe he is a fast reloader?

  27. EdReed4prez says: Jul 21, 2009 11:21 AM

    I believe this as much as I believe ray ray had anything to do with those murders, not one bit. That being said I will proceed to bring up his guilt as a disgusting rapist to every squeeler fan I encounter. What goes around…

  28. Real Football Fan says: Jul 21, 2009 11:21 AM

    Since he “pulled out,” is there a black dress like the one Lewinsky had after Bill Clinton went all over her? Doesn’t sound like he took the dress off.

  29. Wartooth says: Jul 21, 2009 11:22 AM

    She claims that she “communicated her objection and lack of consent,” and that he nevertheless began “fondling [her] through her dress and between her legs.”
    She claims that he pushed her onto the bed, and despite her alleged protests he “pulled her underpants off and proceeded to penetrate her.”
    My wife says this kind of stuff all the time, it’s harmless…

  30. madM100 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:25 AM

    I cant believe some of you would actually believe this load of bull. Some women can be the most scheming, two-timing btiches. This is obviously one of them. I’ve known enough to be able to spot their stories. Pathetic. A year later…you stupid skank no jury with a sensible man on it will ever give you a conviction. Damn looks like this bitch is gonna have to get another job earn her damn money.

  31. Big Stretch says: Jul 21, 2009 11:25 AM

    GOLD DIGGER
    if there were cameras filming everything then this would have been criminal not civil……sounds like the girl is just looking for a payday

  32. ppdoc13 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:26 AM

    You idiots who call this woman a gold digger and a whore make me ill. You don’t know what went on in that room. Having seen and examined rape victims, the psychologic trauma itself is bad enough to keep her from reporting. You just don’t know what went on and until there is a real investigation it would behoove everyone to keep an open mind without resorting to name calling. This isn’t your typical Squealer vs Raven rant. You are talking about sexual assualt. If Ben is not guilty and this woman is lying then I hope she gets what she deserves. If Ben is a sexual predator and he is guilty then he deserves whatever gets thrown at him and that includes jailtime, civil monetory damages and suspension from the league.

  33. fballmom74 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:28 AM

    As a woman, if I felt someone had just violated me, I wouldn’t proceed to the bathroom, try to gather myself and then proceed to discuss cameras. I’d be getting the heck out of there and away from him. And she didn’t fight because of his size? If you don’t want to be violated, why wouldn’t you scream for help? I’m sure all people handle things differently, and I’m not fan of Ben or the Steelers so I’m not defending him, but sticking around after the fact doesn’t make sense to me.

  34. madM100 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:28 AM

    Wartooth that shit is funny

  35. tkebean says: Jul 21, 2009 11:29 AM

    If this were all true, why not scream for help? Call the cops? Instead, all she says, please don’t, I’m not on birth control. Please. The 5% of my mind that thought this could be real is now gone after reading that.
    So where were these other staff members that he stopped and talked to after walking the woman to the elevator when he called to get the TV fixed? Don’t you think they would have noticed something was wrong when she walked out of the room if she had been raped?
    I hope there is phone records showing he called her 2 or 3 times about the TV.
    Hmmm, why did it take so long to file these charges? Probably because she’s been trying to extort money from Roethlisberger for the past year and when she realized he wouldn’t bite, she put together this lame story and filed suit.
    Her story hardly makes sense and I’m glad I got to read it…because now I realize it’s total B.S. and a complete money move.

  36. Spoonthis says: Jul 21, 2009 11:29 AM

    So, is she hot???

  37. UL_LUZ98@YAHOO.COM says: Jul 21, 2009 11:32 AM

    imagine she is your sister or mother

  38. jimmytheo says: Jul 21, 2009 11:35 AM

    “Don’t worry, I’ll pull out” these are the words that tell you she is lieing. How is he going to pull out when he likes being the “reciever” off the field?

  39. realityonetwo says: Jul 21, 2009 11:39 AM

    pittpen says:
    July 21, 2009 11:20 AM
    ..or maybe he is a fast reloader?
    ——-
    Or maybe there was a “failure to launch”….

  40. wynterthrone says: Jul 21, 2009 11:39 AM

    McNulty may be a little crazy…
    http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/21/ben-roethlisberger-sexual-assault-pittsburgh-steelers-superbowl-lawsuit-soldier-mcnulty/

  41. Big Stretch says: Jul 21, 2009 11:42 AM

    10 to 1 this chick is a psych patient.

  42. stick says: Jul 21, 2009 11:43 AM

    Why did she wait a year to post this claim, I think she wanted to happen, no she wants money form Big Ben.

  43. SubmarineMike says: Jul 21, 2009 11:43 AM

    A reporter for ESPN.com is reporting that there is NO criminal charge on file whatsoever against Ben Roethlisberger in Washoe(sp) County.

  44. Racho95 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:43 AM

    What I want to know is why didn’t this woman file a criminal complaint? There is no statute of limitations on sexual assault or rape in Nevada….she can still press charges. If she is truly scarred from this incident she would want to see him face trial and possible jail time. So why doesn’t she? Oh because she is a gold digging whore and this story is a complete fabrication. Ok.

  45. Yo mama says: Jul 21, 2009 11:45 AM

    Let’s see how the peckerwoods respond to this one..

  46. omegalh says: Jul 21, 2009 11:46 AM

    As a Browns fan, I believe her.

  47. Coughlins Happy Pills says: Jul 21, 2009 11:48 AM

    Judging by his aim on the football field, she would have to have helped him find where it goes.

  48. The Grimus says: Jul 21, 2009 11:48 AM

    Gold Digger plain and simple just like Kobe I find it hard to believe that a 2 time superbowl champion would have to resort to this to get laid when he could walk around the casino one time and pickup anything he wants. That obvious fact and she waited a YEAR to report this when there is no credible evidence other than her story to go on. I’m sure if any camera tapes from his room exist will show her entering then leaving the room and that is all it will show.
    I think it was the other post where Florio ask the genius question about why would prestigious lawyer take the case if there was something to it sighting his charitable works on a “Messy Divorce” between the governor. Because you idiot he knows the likely hood of getting a settlement from Ben is high just to make this go away and protect his image. Or he could fight it like Kobe did and show this womans true colors to everyone.

  49. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Jul 21, 2009 11:49 AM

    For those asking “how could he have the stamina” or “why would he want to force somene when he can have willing women all the time” rape has nothing to do with sex. It is about power. It is about imposing your will on someone else. Just because you can get it willingly, does not mean you don’t want it unwillingly.
    That said, I find it might suspicious she waited a year. Where is the police report? Where are the medical records?
    If this turns out to be false, I hope he turns around and sues HER for defamation. As a public figure, he would have to prove malice, but I think that would be fairly easy in this case. Plus she would have known it was false.

  50. JayMan says: Jul 21, 2009 11:49 AM

    “I believe this as much as I believe ray ray had anything to do with those murders, not one bit. ”
    Dude, its common knowledge that ray played a role in the murders.
    As far as big ben, why in the world would she not have ran to the police if she had been raped. I’m not a ben fan at all but what is the point of a civil case when there is no criminal case ($$$). I would think if she was raped she would want him convicted as a criminal.

  51. EdReed4prez says: Jul 21, 2009 11:49 AM

    LOL wartooth. Best post I’ve read lately.

  52. mrc1971 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:50 AM

    If this womens accusations are true this reminds me of the Mike Tyson case(which I think he was wrongly found guilty). In both cases the women claimed they did not fight due to the size of the man. What a crock. I guess they took the Bobby Knight rape advice. And who stops in the middle of getting “raped” to have a conversation about protection? I’m a dude but if a giant man was trying to rape me I assure you I would fight with all I had and I also assure you that I would not interrupt his advances to ask him to wear a condom. The way I see it, asking someone to use protection is sort of opening the door to for the act to occur in the first place. It’s as if to say I’m ok with this just so long as you use protection.
    Regarding the 20 minutes with the other women. If true it probably was a hooker. Prostitution is not legal in Vegas and I don’t think it’s legal in Tahoe but everyone looks the other way. If you go sit at a hotel bar in a nice hotel on any given night you will spot numerous working girls and you can watch them leave with a guy, go to his room, and return shortly after. (BTW-this is great to watch). My guess is if this is true he brought a hooker up to his room who tried to upsell him or maybe she would not provide full service(full blown sex). This actually would make a lot of sense for him being sexually frustrated and taking it out on the McNulty lady which to me adds credence to her story about them having sex and even Ben coming on in an agressive manner. However that is still not rape.

  53. My Name is Tyler Durden says: Jul 21, 2009 11:51 AM

    One has to wonder if Roethlisberger will use the “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” defense.

  54. VoxVeritas says: Jul 21, 2009 11:52 AM

    “In the middle of an assault or rape “I am not on birth control” is not something you say.”
    So it’s safe to say that you have experience with rape?

  55. Treadstone says: Jul 21, 2009 11:53 AM

    While she does have a lot of details, I’m not sure I could remember that many details from a year ago. However, I know someone that had a similar experience and it’s eerie the amount of details that she can remember. Still, it makes me initially think that she wants money, why wait a year, doesn’t make sense.

  56. TSE says: Jul 21, 2009 11:54 AM

    Wow did one guy just say that he feels sorry for pro athletes? LOL

  57. mrc1971 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:54 AM

    If this womens accusations are true this reminds me of the Mike Tyson case(which I think he was wrongly found guilty). In both cases the women claimed they did not fight due to the size of the man. What a crock. I guess they took the Bobby Knight rape advice. And who stops in the middle of getting “raped” to have a conversation about protection? I’m a dude but if a giant man was trying to rape me I assure you I would fight with all I had and I also assure you that I would not interrupt his advances to ask him to wear a condom. The way I see it, asking someone to use protection is sort of opening the door to for the act to occur in the first place. It’s as if to say I’m ok with this just so long as you use protection.
    Regarding the 20 minutes with the other women. If true it probably was a hooker. Prostitution is not legal in Vegas and I don’t think it’s legal in Tahoe but everyone looks the other way. If you go sit at a hotel bar in a nice hotel on any given night you will spot numerous working girls and you can watch them leave with a guy, go to his room, and return shortly after. (BTW-this is great to watch). My guess is if this is true he brought a hooker up to his room who tried to upsell him or maybe she would not provide full service(full blown sex). This actually would make a lot of sense for him being sexually frustrated and taking it out on the McNulty lady which to me adds credence to her story about them having sex and even Ben coming on in an agressive manner. However that is still not rape.

  58. wynterthrone says: Jul 21, 2009 11:55 AM

    “REMEMBER ATHLETES, CARRY THE CONSENT FORM WITH YOU FROM CITY TO CITY”
    I remember reading about this when the Kobe case was going on; as good of an idea as it sounds like, it would never hold up in court, because technically, a woman could sign it, then simply nullify it by saying she didn’t want to have sex.

  59. returner8685 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:55 AM

    nothing sexual with the first woman occured. he threw her out for breaking the tv. dumb bitch. that kinda stuff can happen in twenty minutes.

  60. JustinG says: Jul 21, 2009 11:56 AM

    @SubmarineMike
    Quote: “Funny how a year allows you to come up with a story with details.”
    My thoughts exactly.

  61. Kidekk says: Jul 21, 2009 11:56 AM

    While there are false allegations of rape, and this may be one of them, just taking a look at the comments is further evidence of why women are sometimes afraid of coming out and saying they have been raped.
    @sn@ke, is there a list of required responses that people who are getting raped are supposed to say, or is it one of those situations where she might have been (because we don’t know if it is true) trying to say anything that might give Big Ben pause? Like the fact that she is not on the pill would stop him from going through (if it did happen) with it because there is a chance that she could become pregnant.

  62. CsanBoySmith says: Jul 21, 2009 11:56 AM

    “She claims that he said in response, “Don’t worry, I’ll pull out,” which he ultimately did.
    ….. which ultimately hurts her case because it proves that Roethlisberger is a man of his word.”
    Classic!
    Now, back to ESPNHattisburg.

  63. Bob S. says: Jul 21, 2009 11:57 AM

    Let’s hear about her entire career BEFORE and what “occupations” and where she “worked at.” BEFORE believing a word out of her. Crystal Gail Mangum or Koby Bryant’s lying accusers are prime examples of these classless extortion attempts.

  64. Bob S. says: Jul 21, 2009 11:59 AM

    Rule #1:
    If your TV is not working!
    Never ask a woman to fix it!

  65. KILLER FIN says: Jul 21, 2009 12:00 PM

    can’t suspend ANY of the super bowl champions, it will damage the popularity contest for the next JOKE pro bowl!!!

  66. peepickles says: Jul 21, 2009 12:01 PM

    Hah I love it! If this ends up being true Steelers fans nationwide will start hanging themselves with their own Terrible Towels..

  67. Allen Kelly says: Jul 21, 2009 12:01 PM

    Big Ben Dover was wondering how Kobe got such a great seat at the ESPYs…so now he’s following in his footsteps!
    Ruthlessberger!

  68. bengalsown says: Jul 21, 2009 12:01 PM

    “She claims that she “communicated her objection and lack of consent,” and that he nevertheless began “fondling [her] through her dress and between her legs.”
    She claims that he pushed her onto the bed, and despite her alleged protests he “pulled her underpants off and proceeded to penetrate her.”
    My wife says this kind of stuff all the time, it’s harmless…”
    Hahahahaha

  69. JSpicoli says: Jul 21, 2009 12:04 PM

    My girlfriend fixed my television last night.

  70. parlophone says: Jul 21, 2009 12:05 PM

    Mike Florio would be better off as a “reporter” for the National Enquirer, not NBC Sports.

  71. I C Light Pounder 2.0 says: Jul 21, 2009 12:10 PM

    ok first of all I’mmm bacccccck
    2nd of all i dont believe this hoe bag one bit. ok honestly if you said no and big ben continued do his thang why did she not kick and scream and pound on the walls or something to try and get attention to what was going on. i dont feel bad for her i am sorry, she was able enough to “tell” ben that she is not on the pill but she could not scream for help?!?!?!
    sorry lady nice try for a quick pay day

  72. VoxVeritas says: Jul 21, 2009 12:11 PM

    “I tend to be very skeptical of this type of activity, why on earth would Rothlisberger have to rape someone, I’m sure he has plenty of women willing to assist him with his sexual needs.”
    The girl’s case against Irvin and Williams fell apart because Irvin was able to prove that he was somewhere else on the night in question. Didn’t help that she was a stripper/hooker.
    If you listen to victims’ advocates and such, rape is not so much a sexual crime as it is a crime of violence and control. I’m sure that as a highly visible NFL player there is no shortage of groupies that would be willing to assist him with his normal sexual needs and there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s partaken of them quite a bit, and there’s nothing really wrong with that. However, one thing that is true of addicts of all sorts is that over time it always takes more and more of the “drug” to get one to the point where one wants to be. Maybe regular sex just doesn’t do it for Ben anymore. Maybe he’s gotten to the point that he needs to do it like this to satisfy his cravings.
    The biggest thing that Frankenburger has going for him, legally speaking, is that gambling towns don’t like to cause trouble for celebrities.

  73. Streak says: Jul 21, 2009 12:13 PM

    It does not appear that there is any corroboration of the complainant’s account of what took place in the hotel room. We have not heard of any medical evidence establishing that she had sex with Roethlisberger, or if she did have sex, that the sexual activity was non-consensual. It sounds like no criminal complaint was made after the event. She didn’t bring it to the attention of the authorities, which would have resulted in a criminal investigation into whether the things she now claims occurred in fact took place. It will be very interesting to see how she tries to prove something that she says took place a year ago, having never complained of it before. Of course, by failing to raise this for such a long time, she has effectively prevented Roethlisberger from responding to this allegation at a time when the events would still be fresh in his mind. Unless there is some compelling evidence (and so far there isn’t) there wouild appear to be no likelihood of this civil suit succeeding. There is certainly insufficient evidence to support criminal charges.

  74. smiley says: Jul 21, 2009 12:14 PM

    You people are funny…you don’t know if this is true or not….it’s waaay too early. Thank God most of you don’t investigate crimes.

  75. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jul 21, 2009 12:14 PM

    Cameras in the room? Who does he think he is, Erin Andrews?

  76. silky johnson says: Jul 21, 2009 12:15 PM

    matthoover is salty because ben refused to blow him and play butt darts

  77. blackglass says: Jul 21, 2009 12:16 PM

    Hmm, Big Ben rapes a woman, James Harrison beats his pregnant wife, Santonio Holmes is a former drug dealer, and Hines Ward is the league leader in cheap shots now that Rodney Harrison retired.
    Yeah, those Pittsburgh Steelers are a classy group.

  78. numbnut says: Jul 21, 2009 12:17 PM

    Wow… Has no one ever been to this golf tourny before? It’s a continuous party, even when they’re out trashing the course, I mean golfing. Unless you’re Maury Povich, you’re no where near your room at 10pm.
    Having said that, what a company gal!

  79. sn@ke says: Jul 21, 2009 12:26 PM

    Vox,
    Yes, I have experience with Rape. When the Eagles were raping the Cowboys 44-6, Romo never once uttered “I am not on birth control.”

  80. blackglass says: Jul 21, 2009 12:27 PM

    Hmm, Big Ben rapes a woman, James Harrison beats his pregnant wife, Santonio Holmes is a former drug dealer, and Hines Ward is the league leader in cheap shots now that Rodney Harrison retired.
    Yeah, those Pittsburgh Steelers are a classy group.

  81. killachap says: Jul 21, 2009 12:28 PM

    Still nothing on ESPN or the Steelers website regarding this.

  82. igglesfan74 says: Jul 21, 2009 12:31 PM

    “Big Ben” Rapistberger?

  83. Donahue says: Jul 21, 2009 12:33 PM

    Here’s my take……. I bet that she initiated all of the sexual interaction and because there are cameras everywhere, the hotel management reprimanded her because have staff like that isn’t good. She was able to keep her job with the understanding that she only had one strike left, well something probably happened (because she’s crazy) and she is now claiming that it was rape.
    I am a diehard Bengals fan so I have my share of hatred towards Big Ben, but this is insane, the guy is a good guy, if this was rape then it was she who raped Ben!

  84. JoeSixPack says: Jul 21, 2009 12:33 PM

    Just 20 minutes in the room with the Young Lady?
    Sounds like Big Ben is only able to run the 2 minute no huddle offense.

  85. meleliko says: Jul 21, 2009 12:35 PM

    I’m a Brownie fan, so no love lost for Big Ben, however, this stinks to high heaven. Why wait a year? Super detailed – sounds more like a practiced contrived story. The timing is very suspect – right before training camp. Coworkers are cited in the lawsuit too – trying to quiet them down perhaps? I hope if it goes to trial, they look deeply into both sides and if Big Ben is exonerated, I hope he countersues and makes her destitue for the rest of her life as well as put her behind bars for a long time. If he’s guilty, he should pay both monetarily and with prison. The one outcome I don’t want to see is this just go away. Both sides as well as the public need to have a decisive outcome on this. Perhaps it will stop future behavior of both types.

  86. smtp4me says: Jul 21, 2009 12:35 PM

    “The complaint contains very specific allegations, which either helps prove that the event actually occurred — or which demonstrates that the plaintiff, Andrea McNulty, has a very active imagination.”
    A 5 yeard old has an active imagination! What does that prove?
    She was so distraught and felt so violated, that she…. did nothing for an entire year, and filed only a civil suit – no criminal charges??? I wonder why??? Could it be that criminal charges do not result in financial compen$ation?
    And for all you Steeler haters that believe he is guilty just because you don’t like him, when your team has 6 rings, come talk to me!

  87. beaver1312 says: Jul 21, 2009 12:35 PM

    This is where I have to cry “Foul”.
    Can you guys please start to put some of these stories behind cuts or something.
    Do you need to use the word “penetrate” just to prove you can re-type something.
    Shame on you.

  88. dshareef222 says: Jul 21, 2009 12:36 PM

    Just because the alleged victim took a year to come out with it doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Besides I think it’s harder to lie about a situation the longer time has passed. Try thinking back a year ago about a situation and try to bend the truth. It makes it harder because you may not even remember all the small details. For crying out if she was raped then maybe I’d need a year to even collect my thoughts on the whole situation. The man, afterall is a very rich guy who’ll probably have the public on his side. Also, she probably had to think is this something she wanted to do. Putting herself out there to ridiculed and degraded by the public is something that most people probably would think long and hard about if the situation presented itself.

  89. Finnegans Wake says: Jul 21, 2009 12:38 PM

    One thing to add to this particular case is that, not only is this being brought a year after the fact with no criminal allegations, but she names 8 co-defendants from Harrah’s. Supposedly, they all decided to cover up for Ben out of the kindness of their hearts.
    So, Ben’s enough of a dumb, privileged jock to think he can get away with rape, but he’s also got a Cheney-like cunning and is able to buy off all the 8 other people who have knowledge of what happened?
    Does that even make sense?

  90. KingJoe! says: Jul 21, 2009 12:39 PM

    He sounds guilty to me. The effin little dirtbag

  91. BrenstonBuckner says: Jul 21, 2009 12:41 PM

    typical whack job ho—-1 year later–no criminal complaint??—did she get an Escalade??–free tandem parasailing??–Note to Ben–Don’t pass out on her couch..

  92. igglesfan74 says: Jul 21, 2009 12:43 PM

    Sometimes it takes a year and some therapy to come to terms with “it wasn’t your fault”…the TV was broken.

  93. Vicente Bastardo says: Jul 21, 2009 12:48 PM

    How do I become her imaginary marine lover email rebound guy?

  94. Travis_Henry's_Connect says: Jul 21, 2009 12:52 PM

    Ben Crotchlessberger is done. He already had the reputation for being a douche. This only reinforces that notion.

  95. sonicjizzmopper says: Jul 21, 2009 12:53 PM

    “Don’t worry, I’ll pull out,”
    If I only had a dime for every time I said that!

  96. Sam says: Jul 21, 2009 12:57 PM

    I can’t believe she waited a year. She should have gone to the hospital for a rape test. Why did she take time to tell him she wasn’t on birth control. Why not yell “rape,” scream, kick, something. Why would you go into the rapist’s bathroom to clean up. Doesn’t sound like she has the evidence for a criminal charge and that is why she is going the civil route. For publicity and money. I’m not saying Ben is an angel, but if he did what she said, she didn’t fight it much.

  97. Mark says: Jul 21, 2009 12:58 PM

    Blah Blah Blah Emotional Trauma Blah Blah Blah Enduring Pain Blah Blah Blah Feelings of Shame and Worthlessness.
    The credibility of all rape victims have taken a huge hit today. Thanks Andrea!

  98. Titan says: Jul 21, 2009 1:03 PM

    It is well known in interview and interrogation that true statements don’t change over time because the subject remembers them like mental notes that are based on actual events, lies however, change because when they are frequent and detailed, the subject cannot accurately remember them and accounts of an event begin to vary by the third or fourth statement. Her story is fairly detailed so a good investigator simply needs to begin proving or disproving as much in it as possible. As far as civil over criminal, it is also known that it is usually more difficult to get a criminal conviction than a civil award. Her civil suit may very well initiate a criminal investgation. True or not, Big Ben staying out of the spotlight for the next few year or two will be like trying to nail Jello to a tree.

  99. tanstewie says: Jul 21, 2009 1:13 PM

    This can’t be true….he’s gay!

  100. titanFan says: Jul 21, 2009 1:17 PM

    As a woman, it seems odd to me that if he really did rape her, that there was no criminal complaint. Usually women who are raped don’t file for shame and embarrassment. But if those were the reasons, she wouldn’t be filing a law suit against him. It seems like a good bit of BS to me.

  101. coachjim says: Jul 21, 2009 1:20 PM

    I was in Casino security for a 18 years she may have waited so there would be no coverage of the incidint “Cameras” most only keep tapes fora few weeks this may not be the case just a thought.

  102. GoBills says: Jul 21, 2009 1:24 PM

    LeBron probably confiscated those tapes.. So it never happened

  103. AmhaTek says: Jul 21, 2009 1:24 PM

    Who are these ppl callin Ben a rapist. You ppl are idiots, let the law do its job first. Talk about jumping to conclusions.
    I just can’t believe how many ppl have made up their minds on this. There is so much uknown out there for anyone with any intelligence to be calling him a rapist, thats a serious allegation. I hope all you that have labeled him a rapist get charged with rape one day and see how it feels to walk around with that label regardless of you’re innocent or not!!! IDIOTS!!!

  104. smtp4me says: Jul 21, 2009 1:25 PM

    “Ben Crotchlessberger is done. He already had the reputation for being a douche. This only reinforces that notion.”
    Hey Travis_Henry’s_Connect – how many superbowl rings did your team’s QB earn during his first five seasons? Jealousy is such an ugly thing…
    In the fantasy world that you obviously live in, does being a douche automatically mean you are a rapist?

  105. GirlFan says: Jul 21, 2009 1:29 PM

    Y’all are mostly clueless. They could very well have had sex; all that matters is whether it was consentual and the multitude of other details are irrelevant unless there is some obvious evidence of force (e.g., on the cameras). I’m guessing there’s not, or there would be a criminal suit and it wouldn’t have taken her a year. So, barring any new evidence not listed here, it’s really just a he-said/she-said and he will win.
    But just to provide some education, there is a) a school of thought that you shouldn’t fight a rapist — just worry about surviving; and b) the point of a birth control discussion is not actually birth control — it’s to get him to think twice about what he’s trying to do on the off chance that it could result in a baby (which is still only evidence of sex, but can be very expensive!).

  106. TO Champ says: Jul 21, 2009 1:37 PM

    That’s one sack he can’t get out of, and hopefully he can rely on his running game again. And I thought that Big Ben couldn’t throw…
    Probably true considering he is unattractive…

  107. JTR1888 says: Jul 21, 2009 1:42 PM

    Shame on everybody who is already making a judgment. I am a Steeler fan and I am sick of seeing all these haters say that Ben is guilty. *News Flash* – If Ben is guilty, it will not make your team any better. But, you can keep on hoping. If he is guilty, then he needs to be punished and it will be a dark day in Steelers history. Unfortunately if he is not, this may be a big enough distraction to derail the season. Even if the women openly admits to fabricating the whole thing, haters will always call Ben a ‘rapist’. This story will not go away anytime soon. Either she wants money and is hoping she can lie her way into it, or Ben is so arrogant that he thinks he can have whatever he wants. We have seen these cases go both ways. We can hope it goes one way or the other. But, to make bold predictions off of what we want to happen is ignorant. Not too many decent people on this site apparently.

  108. PFTiswhatitis says: Jul 21, 2009 1:44 PM

    The fact that this is a civil case and there was no criminal case gives me cause to question the validity. On the other hand why would a wealthy, spoiled athlete type like Big Ben put himself in this type of situation at all unless he wanted some booty?
    What does this woman look like anyhow?
    and WHy does this site always think Im logged in until I actually hit SUBMIT when it asks me to login! WTF?

  109. Qoojo says: Jul 21, 2009 1:47 PM

    “Citing a direction from management to ensure that Roethlisberger had an enjoyable trip, she decided to try to fix it herself.”
    What exactly was she going to do to fix? lol

  110. goose08 says: Jul 21, 2009 1:49 PM

    Ben has beautiful women falling at his feet, why would he assault an overweight unattractive casino employee?

  111. jharmon64 says: Jul 21, 2009 1:54 PM

    It is very common for rape and other abused victims to wait a year or years to make a claim. I’m not taking sides, but this is not surprising at all. Also, we don’t know what was going on for the last year, perhaps she sought out Big Ben and wanted compensation. At any rate, we need more details and waiting one year does not make a case for the defense, this is very common in cases like these.

  112. grey32 says: Jul 21, 2009 2:17 PM

    I don’t like Roethlisberger. I think he is a cry baby and a whiner.
    Is all this true, we will never know. Its classic he said, she said. I just don’t understand waiting a year but; I also don’t dismiss it. You just don’t know what went on behind the scenes.
    This statement proves just how uneducated people are about rapist.
    “Ben has beautiful women falling at his feet, why would he assault an overweight unattractive casino employee?”
    It isn’t about sex or pretty, thats what makes it plausible to me. These NFL guys just need to grow up. Why ask a woman to your room late at night?? If he did it he’s a scumbag; if he didn’t then he’s just about dumb enough to play football.

  113. juss_duckee says: Jul 21, 2009 2:21 PM

    I’m not a Steelers fan, never have been and never will be so my post is NOT about how I feel about this team…… its about justice. The story says “The complaint contains very specific allegations, which either helps prove that the event actually occurred — or which demonstrates that the plaintiff, Andrea McNulty, has a very active imagination.” I’m going to vote for the latter. Her story has so many holes in it…… the fact that she would even go to his room to fix his tv or the fact that she mentioned the cameras. She knew there were cameras and knew they would help pin down a time/place to help back up her “story”. She had an entire year to make sure she’d thought of everything. She’s a gold digger – if she were really raped she’d take it to criminal court where she wouldn’t get awarded money rather than civil court where that’s what she’ll get. I hope Ben’s lawyer is smarter than he is!

  114. Steelerfan8207 says: Jul 21, 2009 2:22 PM

    This is not surprising, Ben has been raping the Browns for years!!!!

  115. rtito says: Jul 21, 2009 2:36 PM

    so she waited a year. and what does that really mean. what if big ben shafted you boys without your consent, i for one believe you still would be curled up at your mamas house crying.. athletes feel above the law . that needs to stop they are nothing more than entertainers..ie court jester…for our amusement, not heroes by any stretch, just overpaid pampered since highschool with no moral compass.

  116. mania says: Jul 21, 2009 2:40 PM

    I am a Steelers fan and all I can say about this is: What a bunch of garbage. This smells worse than the Kobe rape case. If a woman is raped and I do not care what the size of the man is, SCREAM, YELL, BANG ON THE WALLS AND GET SOMEONE’S ATTENTION. Why did she not tell anyone when she left the room? Like Ben Roethlisberger needs to rape anyone, being 27, 2 Super Bowls in 5 years and women crawling at his feet, she claims rape? Unbelieveable. While a lot of the comments on here are obviously from disgruntled fans who Roethlisberger and the Steelers continually beat the crap out of (Cleveland Browns), this smells of money. And she was not a Patriots fan because Belicheck does not have the tape on this one (LOL). Maybe she is a Browns fan and this is the only way they can beat the Steelers this year. If you can’t beat them, screw them a year ahead of time and file a bogus complaint.

  117. steelersfan247 says: Jul 21, 2009 2:43 PM

    As a Steelers fan all my life I hope this story isn’t true. Big Ben has been a solid contributor to the Steelers since being drafted and to blow everything on something that he doesn’t have to take would be a shame. If your a true blue Steelers fan we have to assume that the story is not true. GO STEELERS!!!

  118. smtp4me says: Jul 21, 2009 3:08 PM

    ” jharmon64 says: July 21, 2009 1:54 PM
    It is very common for rape and other abused victims to wait a year or years to make a claim. I’m not taking sides, but this is not surprising at all. Also, we don’t know what was going on for the last year, perhaps she sought out Big Ben and wanted compensation. At any rate, we need more details and waiting one year does not make a case for the defense, this is very common in cases like these.”
    So let’s say I agree with your theory. What about the fact that she only filed civil charges and not criminal? Could it be that only a civil case will result in a payout, or maybe she’s hoping he’ll pay her off just to make it go away? Got any theories to dispute that?

  119. vlad says: Jul 21, 2009 3:37 PM

    The biggest question in my mind is: Why would an NFL star and a millionaire need to rape somebody? Somehow I don’t believe he has problems getting women to sleep with him. Why suddenly go and rape an average looking member of hotel staff? To me this part really doesn’t add up

  120. Grjoh1 says: Jul 21, 2009 3:48 PM

    I worked in a hotel for many years as a bellstaff person and the reality was that some hotel guests hit on staff…and we were prepared…for example if a guest said my heating or tv or air conditioning is not working and I said let me call maintentance and the guest said you dont need to call maintenance but can you take a quick look….RED FLAGS WOULD GO OFF IN MY BRAIN. Why…because it was stuff other perverts said to get me in the room to hit on me before and it was amazing how different people all had the same line. ALSO, when I was hired, the other hotel staff told me how to protect myself and I told the new bellstaff what to expect…Like when you go in the room, throw the latch or double lock so the door doesnt close….be mindful that you dont put yourself in the room between the guest and the door, and if a guest anwers the door in their boxers or shorts, be careful….Further, I worked in a Marriott and it was a well built classy hotel,,,yet the room walls were not that insulated and I was confident that if anyone attacked me in anyway that my loud voice would be heard by other people on the floor. Now, I am not saying it was her fault. I am saying that it is possible that she was aware of the possibility of at least being hit on when she walked into the room alone and did not take any precautions and that I do not believe that she could not have escaped or yelled or obtained anyone’s attention on the penthouse floor. What do I think? I think it is possible that she walked in there knowing the possibility of him hitting on her and that they had consensual sex and she walked out and the other staff figured it out and that her reputation has been harmed and her solution….call it a sexual assault and sue him…. Otherwise, why not jam or leave the door open?, why allow him to get close? and why go to the room alone? and why not send maintenance staff?

  121. Gatorgal22 says: Jul 21, 2009 4:18 PM

    This chick was paid to make this up and shake Ben up a little before the season starts. . . . Any guesses? Maybe the never-cheating Patriots? After all, this is supposed to be Tom’s year, right?

  122. meanjoseverde says: Jul 21, 2009 4:21 PM

    Not trying to be all Oliver Stone, but let me lay out some conspiracy theory:
    1. Time from allegation is long enough that it can’t really be investigated.
    2. No criminal complaint.
    Those speak to me as an unsupportable case. Lawyers would be iffy about taking this one on unless the reward was substantial.
    3. Seeking 390K.
    That is a low amount for trauma and legal fees taking on a millionaire celebrity. after lawyer fees and time in court, plus the loss of job and general loss of employability, most lawyers I know would advise a much higher settlement, 2-10 Million.
    4. Steelers are coming off a Super Bowl win, and while not favored to win another this season they are expected to do well.
    This did happen in Tahoe. Nevada does have a reputation as “Family” state and Family has fingers in gambling in and out of state. If you had an opportunity to make a little hassle for the star QB of a favorable team. Enough to throw off a couple of tight games. Bookies could make some bank off this.

  123. steeler560 says: Jul 21, 2009 5:30 PM

    Has anyone bothered to see the photos of this supposed “victim???” Here is a guy who is worth mega millions, has a history of dating some top shelf women and now he suddenly forces himself on some low life horse-toothed slob…get real people!!!
    The fact that the same woman was caught up with a married man and fell in love with the fictitious Marine off in Iraq conjured up by the man’s wife shows she’s not all there. She spent time in and out of hospitals the suit claims because of this “trauma” as well.
    She NEVER filed criminal complaint opting instead to go straigh to a civil suit and made claims for $390,000 in damages. All very suspicious…most real rape victims want to see the assailant punished with jail time. This one seems more interested in the money settlement.
    As a police investigator I also question why she sticks around the room after something so traumatic as a rape “to collect herself in the bathroom” The supposed comments she made during the act are extremely suspect…she mentions that she “isn’t on birth control” when most women would be screaming for help?
    She accuses a host of former employees of being in on the rape and that the head of security at Harrah’s somehow convinces her parents to let him into her home where they confiscate all evidence??
    If I am Ben Roethlisberger I turn around and file a counter suit for defamation of character and site the millions potentially lost in endorsement deals from this ill advised attempt to extort money from a celebrity.
    It all adds up to a very fishy story and leave it to ProFootballTalk to run like the wind with a Inquirer-like story. Mike Florio continues to be the gutter tabloid writer of sports.

  124. Pete Zahutt says: Jul 21, 2009 5:34 PM

    Hmm…no…Worthlessberger would NEVER More about Ben Roethlisberger
    huh…..
    http://deadspin.com/sports/nfl/its-good-to-be-big-ben-151809.php

  125. no_slappz says: Jul 21, 2009 6:04 PM

    As an employee of a casino and a resident of the nation’s leading gambling state, she’s probably playing the odds.
    A criminal case requires a guilty vote from every juror. Hard to get even if she had called the cops immediately after the alleged attack. Without any signs of force, he can say it never happened. Do jurors want to lock up an athlete based on dubious claims? No.
    But winning a civil suit requires only a majority of jurors. Much better odds for winning. Especially since she wants money — which the filing of the suit confirms.
    Are jurors willing to agree with plaintiffs in lawsuits when the worst outcome is taking money from rich athletes? Yes.
    However, McNutty’s claim is most likely false, and that carries its own risks. Like a counter-suit for defamation.
    False claims that anyone — famous or not — has committed a heinous crime, such as rape, are grounds for a winning case against the person making the false claim.
    Unless she’s got his sperm in a test-tube, she’s looking for legal trouble.

  126. TSE says: Jul 21, 2009 6:14 PM

    JTR LOL
    So you think somehow that if Ben is guilty that’s not going to make other teams better? LOL
    Well it will sure make PIT worse and that will have the same net effect, you imbecile!
    Good to see a PIT fan is an imbecile, you deserve to have this kind of thing happen to your QB for the 2 SBs that your team stole from the rightful owners.

  127. jackko says: Jul 21, 2009 6:17 PM

    She is a casino hostess. What was she doing in his room in the first place? Is that allowed? I thought fixing TVs etc in a guest’s room is the responsibility of housekeeping and a tech.
    Whilst I do not want to assume she is lying, I am quite skeptical as to why she has waited a year and only filed a civil suit and a claim of $390K. She should have filed a criminal complaint and we would take her seriously.

  128. lynng says: Jul 21, 2009 6:35 PM

    Some women never get the guts to file charges, some it takes a while. I know that a woman has up to 2 years to file charges. I am glad she finally got the guts to do it!!!!!!!!!!

  129. bills69 says: Jul 21, 2009 7:07 PM

    I don’t think the video(s) are “key” as someone suggested…just puts her in the room. Where’s the beef here other than between her legs…oops i mean evidence/proof pertaining to allegations; such as seminal fluid, tears in that region that would suggest forced entry, bruises, screams, etc. How about even a police report!!! Come on here, any woman or man for that with any common sense or intelligence would report a rape or other sexual crime immediately afterwards. There is no merit to these alligations and this is all about trying to see how much she can squeeze out of Ben. Too sad.

  130. Eric32 says: Jul 21, 2009 7:21 PM

    I have worked with victims for many years.
    Her account is very detailed in such a way that it is believable.
    The fact that she stated “I’m not on birth control” was a way to get him to stop. It sounds like she was trying to think of ways to get him to stop on top of telling him No.
    She can’t exactly fight him physically.
    First of all, Rape is not about sex.
    It’s about power. It is an act of violence.
    Also, She might have tried to file a criminal complaint. We don’t know that. Maybe the officers did not think there was enough proof.
    Someone could have made the criminal complaint go away since he is so famous and powerful.
    Someone mentioned her sticking around the room after to collect herself being suspcious?
    If she was raped, she was traumatized.
    If you are traumatized you are in a daze a state of shock. That can last for months, years. Depending on the person.
    There are people who wait years before they can get the courage to bring charges or a civil suit because they are too traumatized.
    I’m just saying Rape is an act of violence.
    Nobody here knows if he is above it.
    I don’t think anyone should be judged at this point.

  131. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Jul 21, 2009 7:22 PM

    I think she is just upset because she mistakenly had sex with her long lost twin. That is one ugly money grubbing skank.

  132. steelcitychamps says: Jul 21, 2009 7:33 PM

    To all of you Ben haters, get over yourselves. Just because we won 2 superbowls in the last couple years, you gotta hate on him. Sounds like jealousy to me, but anyways more about that story. That is the lamest story I’ve ever heard, come on why would you wait a year later to report it. Because if it actually happened, than duh if you would have reported it early on than you’d actually have a chance to win the case. Which makes it a load of crock, shes just trying to squeeze any amount she can out of him. Give it up already. Jeeze.

  133. ThisIsCrap says: Jul 21, 2009 7:38 PM

    Okay, let’s back up. Rape is such a serious allegation and what she is saying just doesn’t add up. Let’s go back to,
    “McNulty admits that she didn’t try to fight Roethlisberger, citing his size and strength. She claims that she “communicated her objection and lack of consent,” and that he nevertheless began “fondling [her] through her dress and between her legs.”
    ….Now, I don’t know if it’s just me that saw this, but no where in there did he threaten to kill her, put a gun/knife/toothpick or fingernail to her head to “force” her into conceeding to his advances. So as well as kicking, screaming, throwing something, punching, kneeing, biting, scratching or any of the other scores of things she could have done to defend herself or draw attention, she did nothing. So he forced her, unarmed, onto the bed. And then what? Now I know that as a woman, my upper body strength is lacking greatly…but my legs are strong as hell. Why didn’t she cross her legs and hold them together before he got on top of her? That could have prevented him from penetrating her whether or not she was on birth control (which I agree would have been the LAST thing on my mind). He had the time to toss her on the bed, pry her panties down and withdraw himself to the point of insertion and in all that time, she didn’t so much as poke him in the eye? She never said he held her down, so there was no forceful action on his part whatsoever besides blocking the doorway. And to go into the bathroom to “pull herself together”….PULL WHAT TOGETHER? If there’s gonna be a doorway I walk through, it’s gonna be the front damn door, not the bathroom to hang around and be chummy with my alleged rapist!
    Anyone with 1/2 a brain cell can see that this is a total lie. I’m not even going to touch the fact that a year has passed and she’s not filing criminal charges. Or the fact that the hotel conspired against her and her family to remove any proof of this fairytale. OR the fact that as a hostess, you are not trained as an electrician on the side. As you can see, I can go on and on with her story and poke all sorts of Rothlisberger sized holes in it. I give this 2 weeks. This will be over before we know it.
    As my name states….this is crap!

  134. HUTHUT says: Jul 21, 2009 10:44 PM

    Holy Cow!!! …I believe her, you know why because I have been exactly where she is, so think about this, your working and you meet a high profile celebrity, he is charming and very nice, You have the opportunity to get to talk to him more so why not go fix his TV , after all he is a celebrity and very nice…so your a little star struck and you go to his room and the next thing you know he has got his hands all over you , your breast between your legs and he is very powerful, You are in a state of shock and your mind is trying to absorb what is happening, This is the celebrity the nice guy you spoke to earlier…Your scared shitless and as the guy is raping you , you think I’ll tell him I’m not on birth control, maybe he will stop because he wont want to get me pregnant or you tell him you have herpes, or aides or whatever else comes to mind, BECAUSE YOUR IN SHOCK …SCREAM you ask why not scream, I ‘ll tell you dumb f–ks why you don’t scream , you are beside yourself with shock and fear… after he has done his little deed you feel humiliated and disgusted and shocked so you go to the bathroom and try and fix yourself up and you leave his room and you try and wrap your head around what just happened, then you get home and you scrub your body till it’s raw and you begin to blame yourself, because if you hadnt gone to his room none of this wouldve happened and he is a “CELEBRITY” right… and your mind convinces you along with the support of those who know that it was all your fault… so for months you despair with out support, you internalize things, your depressed, sometimes suicidal and then one day some one listens to you and they give you the back bone and the strength to face the bastard who did this to you…so thats how you can wait a year …. the comments here from so many of you neanderthal men really sicken me, thats why such a huge majority of rape victims never come forward…see women really can just like to talk to a guy , few of us go at it with the idea we just want to get laid , Unlike most men….i hope you SOB’s read this and stop and think that there just might be something to these allegations.

  135. wtf says: Jul 21, 2009 11:23 PM

    rape uh, lets look at this in a different light. this woman says big ben did all these horrible things to her. lets see,,, to get to be in the position of a top concierge at a high class hotel, she either was A… very intelligent and able to perform her job at a very high standard.. or B…. slept her way to the top.
    lets explore, A… a highly intelligent women in her position would probably scream like a canary, run from the room, flag down anyone who could help, then go fo his balls in court.
    B…. propably had sex with him or wanted to, tried to extort money after the fact and waited a year to press charges because he refused to pay for extortion.
    heeemmmm, lets see, what does this sound like,,,einy, mieny, mieny, moe,,,,,,,,,,,,, if you picked moe…. you’re with me, she’s a dumb bitch money grubbing ho!

  136. wtf says: Jul 21, 2009 11:36 PM

    hey huthut,
    waaaaahhhh, quit your whining, if “it” happened to you, go to the cops, i doubt it did, thats why we are listening to you whine here. don’t blame all drunken sex flings as rape, don’t accuse all that don’t call back when they say they will as rape. waahhhh. get over it. did you sleep with a celeberty?

  137. gottabekiddingme says: Jul 22, 2009 12:43 AM

    Wow, so many people are willing to believe so quickly that Roethlisberger raped the woman, or at the very, very least had sex with her.
    A year later and no evidence of anything at all, there’s no way this is going anywhere. The woman has to know this, and so does her lawyer.
    So whether he actually raped her or not is completely besides the point. She didn’t want justice enough to report the crime when it allegedly happened – when there should have been some sort of evidence on her (even when you pull out, you’ve got to put it somewhere…plus, the skin cells, the trauma to the vagina…all things that would have helped her case).
    Even if he had harmed her in the restraint and filled her up with DNA, a year later you can’t prove that.
    This isn’t about justice. It’s about distraction or money. Or both.
    I smell a bill belichick.

  138. nik says: Jul 22, 2009 2:21 AM

    I’m a woman and I smell a rat here. First of all this chick has some serious issues. That considered, this “apparently” happened last year at the golf tourney. Then right after this year’s tournament she files this? A bit of fatal attraction? Perhaps not the outcome she invisioned. Jaded and insane after a year of maybe pretending to be his girlfriend waiting for their reunion just to be shot down.
    We can be a skitzy bunch and she sounds like a serious head case……..timing and facts are just odd.

  139. cdoye3m says: Jul 22, 2009 12:41 PM

    really now if he knew camras was there im sure he wouldnt do that, and plus i think the women is insane, i guess she dont know he is gay, not, hahaha jk, she would have a better case against the president than him

  140. SwissGirl says: Jul 22, 2009 3:50 PM

    I’d like to know how she can sue Harrah’s for “coverup” when she claims in a previous paragraph in the suit that she never told her employer because she feared Harrah’s would side with Ben?
    Me thinks something stinketh!

  141. Snow Bunnie says: Jul 22, 2009 4:48 PM

    Let me first start off by saying that when it comes to the Steelers, I’m neither a fan nor foe. I admit their Super bowl wins are impressive, but don’t necessarily always agree with their off/on-field conduct.
    That being said, lets get on to the issue at hand.
    I’m sure any decent public defender, or even an ignorant hillbilly who likes to watch old Law & Order reruns, could shoot holes in this lady’s story, the size of elephants, with a bubble gun! While I openly agree that rape/sexual assault is a serious crime and should not be taken lightly, this story has me waiting for Ashton Kutcher to come climbing out from under Andrea McNulty’s overbite and start screaming to Ben that he’s been Punk’d.
    Ms. McNulty states that she went to Ben’s room to fix his T.V. because 1) No one else was available and 2) Because management from the hotel directed her to ensure that Big Ben had a good time. I’m guessing it’s safe to assume that she is either a qualified electronics expert or used worked in a T.V. repair shop before working at Harrah’s, because there is NO reason for her to even attempt to “Fix” anything unless she was originally hired as a maintenance worker and was subbing for a hostess on the day in question. And as for the “Orders from Management”, is it just me, or is she making it sound like the Harrah’s management team is a bunch of new, unschooled Pimp’s that would encourage any staff members to perform any act to satisfy their customers?
    My opinion, you want it you way?…Go to Burger King.
    As for her not reporting this so called crime until a year later….well that’s so blatantly obvious I wont touch it. I’m wondering now though with all these “details” she remembers if she’s going to be able to keep them all straight, and if she doesn’t, how quick will she play the “I’m a victim, it was a year ago, I was traumatized” card as an excuse. My guess, she weaved a decent looking web, but once one string is snagged, her story will run like a cheap pair of pantyhose.
    Finally, let’s address her $380,000.00 dollar suit. If you have been assaulted, and so traumatized by a man who is worth millions, are you going to settle for change he can dig out of his $500,000.00 dollar recliner? Hell to the NO! Any respectable woman is going to go for millions, preferably 2-10. I’m guessing she’s tired of living with her mom in that mobile home and has seen a real nice peace of reality that’s for sale for lets say……$380 thousand dollars.
    In all honesty, this is sounding like a woman who is in desperate need of her 15 minutes, and wants a new home as a bonus. In regards to the so called “Fly Fishing Conversation” she and Ben shared, I believe the only fly fishing she was interested in was not lake trout, more likely the fly on Ben’s Levi’s.

  142. kdflower13 says: Jul 22, 2009 5:05 PM

    Money, Money, Money, Money — “MONEY”!

  143. rufdog67 says: Jul 22, 2009 9:54 PM

    hey Wartooth….you are right, the your wife’s lines are lame. I keep telling her it’s not polite to talk with her mouth full….

  144. ashiscrazy08 says: Jul 23, 2009 12:57 PM

    you people are all idiots who believe this psycho….
    According to an article on TMZ’s web page it states that Roethlisberger and McNutly did have a consensual act and they have known each other because Ben had stayed there before for several golf tournaments. It also states that sources connected with the case has said that a former co-worker of McNulty’s came forward with this story: That around the time McNulty hooked up with Ben she was allegedly invovled with a married man. The man’s wife, as told created an email account, posing as a U.S. soldier in Iraq. The wife began corresponding with McNulty to gain information. They are told that the former co-worker has said McNulty fell in love with the fictitious soldier and began telling people that she was “engaged” to him. When the wife stopped the corrspondence, McNulty then began telling people the soldier was killed in action. At the end of the article that she had told at least one co-work she began seeing a psychiatrist because of the phantom solider.
    http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/21/ben-roethlisberger-sexual-assault-pittsburgh-steelers-superbowl-lawsuit-soldier-mcnulty/
    ok so maybe they did have a relationship at the time so what obviously this story she’s claiming that happend is a fake.
    It’s not hard to see that either someones out to get Ben or she just flat out WANTS HIS MONEY

  145. Big Vinny says: Jul 24, 2009 6:28 AM

    She’s mentally unstable. Hopefully every other pro athlete will learn from Ben’s poor judgement. Don’t let these skanks in your room. All is takes in an accusation to tarnish your image – not a conviction.

  146. fishfan39 says: Jul 25, 2009 11:04 AM

    I don’t know what went on in that room, but I do know there is a victim in all off this whether it be Big Ben or Andrea. I just hope that the truth comes out. Rape is a violent crime and cries of rape shouls be punished to the fullest extent of the law. I feel that whoever is guilty should get the “chair”. In my opinion rape or false allegations of rape should be punishable by death, period. Unfortunately the truth will probably never be proven, as this looks like a classic case of “he said she said”. After a year there’s not going to be any physical proof. I would have a very hard time convicting anyone of a crime a year past, let alone a crime as serious as rape without as much as one shred of physical evidence. Now both of them are getting dragged through the mud when only one them deserves it, while the truth will more than likely go unknown.

  147. rvv0906 says: Jul 26, 2009 10:26 AM

    A big resort hotel and there is no maintenance available? I work for a company that operates numerous hotels that have less then 150 rooms. We have a strict policy that does not allow employees to enter a guest room without another employee present when another employee is on duty. At the least there should have been a system in place where the entry door has to kept open with a doorstop. You never allow the door to close while alone in a room with a guest. If these policies were not in place then the hotel has left themselves wide open for these type of issues.

  148. Jungle Juice says: Jul 27, 2009 9:29 AM

    If he was going to rape someone then it would have been the girl he was already out with. I’m guessing she was willing but maybe a little offended by his manners and ignoring her afterwards. She feels used and this is her way of getting back at him.

  149. bustagrumpy says: Jul 31, 2009 10:22 AM

    so how is she so sure that the other woman was in Ben’s room for 20 minutes? was she monitoring somehow? is one to believe that the hotel staff routinely pays such close attention to the comings(no pun intended) and goings of their guests? why was she so conveniently lurking outside his door? does anyone know how long the hotel security monitoring video is saved at that hotel? i hope all the crabs from the Cleveland Clowns infest her nether regions.

  150. danlinker says: Aug 3, 2009 7:35 PM

    I’m a cards fan. I would love to bash Ben and all, but I do not believe this crap at all. No way he did anything wrong.

  151. BrianKGolden says: Aug 4, 2009 9:36 PM

    I work in the sexual assault prevention field. I wasn’t in the room, so I don’t know what happened between Roethlisberger and McNalty.
    But I would encourage anyone to read this article I wrote on the topic, called “Counterarguing Myths in the Roethlisberger Case”
    http://eightyeightwest.blogspot.com/
    It includes responses, too long to post here, re: “Why did she wait a year?”/”Why civil instead of criminal”/etc.
    Those of you calling this woman awful names should be absolutely ashamed of yourselves. Disgusting.

  152. Skins=Show says: Aug 5, 2009 12:01 PM

    Hmm, one girl left after 20 mins what went on with TAHT ONE!?!?
    She waited a year becaause she was traumatized.
    Good ol’Big Ben…L O S E R. I hope he loses MILLIONS AND his family. He has enough money to pay for it. Hey BEN, LOSER, you’re in NEVADA, it’s legal.
    Just ANOTHER case of an NFL playa thinking he’s above the law.
    Yo Ben you ain’t Steven Segal.
    Go Skins got we got SIX RINGS like Pitt? No but we have a QB that doesn’t RAPE women.

  153. tyrone says: Aug 10, 2009 11:44 PM

    Of course it sounds like rape. That’s what it’s supposed to sound like. The only two people in the room were Ben and the accuser. She can anything she wants. She could say Ben pulled out a condom and blew it up like an animal balloon and to some people it would be true because she said it was. The fact that there is no criminal complaint and the civil complaint was filed a year later leads me to believe she is not credible. Most people can’t name two meals they ate last week but she remembers every detail. She’s about to get raped and she’s worried about birth control. Sure.
    If this woman was brutally raped and battered, she would have filed a criminal complaint and THEN a civil complaint and it would not have taken a year.
    Keep in mind. What if she is lying? What if the rape never occured and the sex was consensual?
    What if she was mad because he never called like he said he would? What does that make her?
    These athletes are going to have to start videotaping their sexual dalliances so they can say “hey, that’s not what happend. I have the tape right here.” Case closed.

  154. stonethrower says: Aug 18, 2009 10:25 AM

    First of all, is there a medical report of her having visited an emergency room?
    If there is, then big ben is in BIG trouble.
    If not, then it’s duke lacrosse all over again. A lie that a woman makes up, to deal with some kind of inner self esteem issues she has.
    EdReed4prez says:
    July 21, 2009 11:21 AM
    I believe this as much as I believe ray ray had anything to do with those murders.
    Actually ray bought the knife used as a murder weapon and most likely did at least some of the killing. He got off though because he’s in the NFL. But that was a completely different case, that had plenty of witnesses and evidence. ray’s a murderer, and there was nothing substantial that could put that into question except NFL$$$$

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