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Stlrs4Life
10-16-2009, 10:47 PM
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RENO, Nev. - Ben Roethlisberger (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6770/;_ylt=Ape5TY1Mt6IBClzbBP9IZ1tev6F4)(notes) (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6770/news;_ylt=AnOaQOhfNjStsvTSBY6GyPdev6F4) is seeking unspecified counter damages from a Canadian woman he says falsely accused him of rape in what his lawyer describes as a plan she hatched to seduce the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/pit/;_ylt=AmwXO.UvwpJ55wZgl8GHc3tev6F4) quarterback in his Lake Tahoe casino-hotel room.
The woman alleged in a civil suit filed in Washoe District Court in July that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her at Harrah's in July 2008 after he lured her there under the false pretense of needing his television repaired.
Roethlisberger's lawyer, John Echeverria, said in a response to the lawsuit filed this week that the woman made up the story because she knew it was against Harrah's policy for employees to visit a guest's room without a work-related purpose.
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Her violation of the policy "was a deliberate step in her plan to seduce Mr. Roethlisberger," Echeverria wrote.
"At all times while she was in Mr. Roethlisberger's room, (the woman) acted voluntarily. Mr. Roethlisberger did not sexually assault, assault, batter, falsely imprison or otherwise commit any crime."
The response to the lawsuit includes counterclaims against the two-time Super Bowl winner's accuser for "extortion, abuse of process and defamation."
He seeks unspecified damages in excess of US$10,000 to compensate for "lost opportunity for endorsement deals and other revenues, damage to his reputation, emotional distress and legal fees and costs."
The woman "willfully, intentionally and maliciously made and published unprivileged defamatory statements including that Mr. Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her," Echeverria said.
Cal Dunlap, the woman's lawyer, said Friday he had no comment on the new filing.
The woman's lawsuit alleges hotel officials for Harrah's Lake Tahoe went to great lengths to cover up the incident. It seeks a minimum of $440,000 in damages from the quarterback, at least $50,000 in damages from the Harrah's officials and an unspecified amount of punitive damages "sufficient to deter" Roethlisberger and the others "from engaging in such conduct in the future."
The woman's lawsuit says she didn't file a criminal complaint because she feared Harrah's would side with Roethlisberger and she would be fired.
The woman said once she went to Roethlisberger's room, she determined the TV was functioning properly but as she turned to leave, the six-foot-five, 240-pound NFL star blocked her exit. She claims he grabbed her and started to kiss her, and 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 her and battering her."
She said she feared he could or would physically harm her if she tried to fight him off, but that she objected and protested several times to no avail.
Echeverria said in the new filing the woman "has a history of using sex and lies to get what she wants."
He said the woman and her lawyer have engaged in a "conspiracy to wave a tangled web of lies, deceit and misdirection in the hopes of leveraging a quick and extortionate payoff from a celebrity known for his good character, athletic talent and generosity to his community.
"The resulting complaint is based on the fantastical imaginings of a desperate woman with significant credibility issues."

Captcoolhand
10-16-2009, 11:22 PM
Roethlisberger's claim demands damages in excess of $10,000 (likely the jurisdictional minimum in Nevada civil court) to compensate for "lost opportunity for endorsement deals and other revenues, damage to his reputation, emotional distress and legal fees and costs."
10,000! That doesn't even cover his legal fees. :duh: you know that has to be far more than that.

lost opportunity.......Jesus Man, I lose opportunities every night but i can't sue. Other than Shaq, I havn't heard of you doing **** other than donating bitches.....

Big T
10-17-2009, 02:33 AM
10,000! That doesn't even cover his legal fees. :duh: you know that has to be far more than that.

lost opportunity.......Jesus Man, I lose opportunities every night but i can't sue. Other than Shaq, I havn't heard of you doing **** other than donating bitches.....

This is most likely a tactic just to scare her and expose her for the liar she is, if/when she drops the suit.

LarryNJ
10-17-2009, 05:53 AM
10,000! That doesn't even cover his legal fees. :duh: you know that has to be far more than that......

Yes of coures it is, it says in excessive of...just like hers is way more than the $400,000.

Has anyone heard when this BS may end?

yinzer
10-17-2009, 07:42 AM
ben's attorney knows exactly what he's doing.

75Steeler
10-17-2009, 10:39 AM
Do I think Ben "Hooked Up" with her in that hotel room? Yes.

Rape? Hell no!

Ben can have just about any woman he wants any time he wants. He is not a thug and he is way too smart to lose his career and everything he has going for him.

My theory is that she is pissed because they "hooked up" and afterwards he would not give her the time of day as far as a dating relationship. Now she is out to hurt his reputation and his wallet. She is nothing more than a gold digger!

I wish this thing would end and I hope Ben doesn't have to pay her a dime.

I have noticed this isn't effecting the way Ben plays football and I'm thankful for that!

Go Steelers and Big Ben!

:cope:

Callax
10-17-2009, 11:24 AM
As I said before
Only 2 people really know what happened in that room
I don't believe this will end well for either of them.
she is either a liar and feels "slighted" for being "dissed" by ben
or ben really is that dumb "thug" and wanted a piece and was too dumb/drunk/stupid to accept NO for an answer.

greennick
10-17-2009, 10:13 PM
Ah, she is Canadian. That explains a lot. :lol:

LatrobePA
10-18-2009, 10:34 AM
She needs to find the tallest building in her city and JUMP from it, quickly!

Silverback 92
10-18-2009, 11:59 AM
It is going to sent a message not to try and pull this kindda crap if He wins tho 10k to her is probably enough to do some damage

TampaSteelGirl
10-19-2009, 03:07 PM
This is most likely a tactic just to scare her and expose her for the liar she is, if/when she drops the suit.

Yep I agree here..:yellowthumb:

Scorp
10-19-2009, 04:13 PM
Ben buddy ol pal, focus on football and your next opponent. Leave the dumb B on the back burner, go get #7, then expose her sorry, lying ***. For now she is not worth it. Football first buddy. Go Steelers!!!!!!

steelers4life66
10-19-2009, 11:29 PM
10,000! That doesn't even cover his legal fees. :duh: you know that has to be far more than that.

lost opportunity.......Jesus Man, I lose opportunities every night but i can't sue. Other than Shaq, I havn't heard of you doing **** other than donating bitches.....


The dollar amount is insignificant. If he wins that case it goes miles toward proving (in the minds of people) he's innocent. :2cents:

memphissteelergirl
10-21-2009, 11:45 AM
The dollar amount is insignificant. If he wins that case it goes miles toward proving (in the minds of people) he's innocent. :2cents:

:plus1:

LatrobePA
10-21-2009, 11:53 AM
The dollar amount is insignificant. If he wins that case it goes miles toward proving (in the minds of people) he's innocent. :2cents:

10/k will cover the cost of soap to wash the stank off him! Beotch is a crazy dirty butt!!