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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger accused of rape by casino host

Steelers Ben Roethlisberger accused of rape by casino host The quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger, has been named in a lawsuit by a casino host, claiming the football player raped her last year. According to the latest reports, a woman is claiming that the quarterback for the Steelers sexually assaulted her last July and is seeking a minimum of $440,000 in damages from the QB. The lawsuit claims that Ben Roethlisberger raped the woman last year, while she was working as a casino host at the Harrah's casino in Lake Tahoe.

 According to the lawsuit the woman first met Roethlisberger during a casino tournament the day before the alleged sexual assault occurred. The woman claims that the next day, when she went to Ben Roethlisberger's casino hotel room to follow on a complain from the NFL star that his TV does not work Roethlisberger forced her on his bed and raped her. The woman is seeking damages from both the Steelers quarterback and from Harrah's Casino. She also claims that she did not file criminal complaint, afraid that the casino management would side with the NFL player and would fire her.

 David Cornwell, the lawyer representing Ben Roethlisberger in the alleged rape case, is firm that his client did not rape the woman. "Ben has never sexually 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," Cornwell was quoted.

 Published on 07/22/2009

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