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Roethlisberger Case -- Her Side of the Story

7/21/2009 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ben RothlisbergerThe woman accusing Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault claims she warned the football star "You don't want to do this" -- but according to the lawsuit, Ben refused to let her go.

ProFootballTalk.com just released more details from Andrea McNulty's lawsuit against Big Ben -- in which she describes the alleged incident in great detail.

McNulty -- an employee at the Harrah's hotel in Lake Tahoe -- claims it all went down on Friday, July 11, 2008 around 10:00 p.m. In the docs, McNulty claims she ran into Roethlisberger in the hotel hallway and he told her that the sound system on his television wasn't working. He allegedly asked her to come and "take a quick look" at it.

McNulty claims she tried to call other hotel employees to fix the TV, but ultimately decided to go to the room to fix it herself. Once she got to the room, McNulty claims she determined there was no problem with the TV -- but as she tried to leave, Roethlisberger stood in her way and "grabbed [her] and started to kiss her."

According to the report, McNulty claims 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."

In the docs, McNulty claims she "communicated her objection and lack of consent," but he refused to stop and began "fondling [her] through her dress and between her legs."


McNulty claims Ben then pushed her onto the bed, and "pulled her underpants off and proceeded to penetrate her."

McNulty claims that she gave Roethlisberger several warnings, saying things like, "You don't want to do this" and "Please don't." She also claims she warned Ben that she wasn't on any type of birth control -- to which Ben allegedly responded, "Don't worry, I'll pull out."

According to PFT, McNulty claims in the lawsuit that after the incident, she went to the bathroom, and "tried to pull herself together."

When she emerged, McNulty claims that Roethlisberger asked, "There are cameras on this room, aren't there?"
She replied, "Yes, there are cameras everywhere."

McNulty claims Ben quickly became "stern," kicked her out of the room and said, "If anyone asks you, you fixed my television. You fixed my television. Now go!"

Roethlisberger has denied all of McNulty's allegations and cites the fact that no criminal investigation was ever conducted.

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76.

iceman    

he is the biggest tool in the tournament, what a jerk!

1883 days ago
77.

CathyD    

hey sham wow guy.....you need to learn how to read...it says he asked if there where cameras ON this room not in it.

1883 days ago
78.

sham wow guy's wonky eye    

Hey CathyD!

My point is why would he ask that AFTER THE SUPPOSED ATTACK TOOK PLACE??? AFTER SHE GOES TO FIX HERSELF UP IN THE BATHROOM??? COME ON! B.S.And so what, cameras ON the room, with the door being shut, prove what??? NOTHING.

1883 days ago
79.

chachagirl    

Her story sounds made up. Women who are sexually assaulted are looking for justice -- not cash.

1883 days ago
80.

MindTerrorist    

WHO GIVES A RATS ASS!!!!!

1883 days ago
81.

Googie    

NEED MORE INFORMATION THAN THAT TO MAKE ME BELIEVE; SHE'S JUST NOT BELIEVABLE, SOUNDS CONTRIVED. SHAME ON HER IF UNTRUE AND SHE RUINS HIS REPUTATION JUST TO GET SOME MONEY.

1883 days ago
82.

marlene moore    

its all in the name MCNUTTY, she is a nut, what a scam, its old been used befor, big ben you are the greatest,cant wait to see ya play, i think you are the best thing since terry bradshaw, im a born and bred steeler fan

1883 days ago
83.

Obi    

Ben, we don`t believe a damn thing this gold digging, unstable, crazy in the head wench is saying. We know better. Hang in there, we are all behind you 100%. xoxo

1883 days ago
84.

Angela Dwyer    

How dare you, what ever your name is to try to defame some one who probably said Hello to you AND NOW YOU are claiming RAPE what a big word for trailer trash I am truly getting tired of my gender trying to ride the band wagon YOU should be ashamed of your self by the looks of your pix Big Ben has much better taste. He would Never waste his time for the likes of you, Take care of your own bast---d kid yourself

1883 days ago
85.

Ron Jeremy    

SHE IS FULL OF SH*T ! AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT. SHE PROBABLY ASKED FOR IT, LIKE THEY ALL DO........

1882 days ago
86.

jwoolman    

The things she said she said to him make perfect sense to me - she was trying to get him to stop without making a fuss and also without making him angry and thus getting more hurt. The bit about not being on birth control was an attempt to point out that if she got pregnant, he could end up paying for the next 18 years... Worth a try. He was famous and a hotel guest, she was an employee. She had every reason to try to talk him down.

She may have well kept the door open according to normal protocol but then he closed it. I've had spooky guys do such things to me on occasion (deliberately isolating me by first shutting an originally open door) - I didn't scream, but tried (successfully, fortunately) to calmly talk my way out of a risky situation. (Guys can be totally different when they arrange to be alone with a woman than when in public or around other guys - they are like Jekyll and Hyde. Just politely saying "no" to a request for a date can trigger a barrage of verbal abuse even from a previously friendly and polite coworker, in my own experience.) So I can also understand why she didn't start shouting. In such a situation, you keep hoping you can get out of it by such negotiations. When it's too late and the rape is in progress, you avoid more internal damage by not resisting at that point.

1882 days ago
87.

ks    

THEY PUBLISHED HER NAME CUZ SHE'S FILED A CIVIL SUIT, INSTEAD OF A CRIMINAL SUIT. SHE WANTS MONEY, THAT'S IT.

1882 days ago
88.

Thai    

Funny that when this happened to Kobe Bryant, he was labeled a rapist, even though the story sounded equally as fishy. But, everyone on here seems to be giving Roethlisberger the benefit of the doubt. Wonder why.

1882 days ago
89.

Stevie    

Being a Raider fan who remembers watching the immaculate reception on TV, I hope she is telling the truth...

1882 days ago
90.

Maxine    

I find it hard to believe this accusation about Ben is true, and think that it's just another female scheme to get some quick money. If anything sexually transpired, I'm sure that it was agreed upon. The truth does have a way of surfacing, and Ben professing Chrisitianity can atest that what is done in the darkness will surely come to light (meaning things done behind closed doors) however, it is my wish that Ben is exonerated. It's not easy for these athlete's because there is a lot of desperado women out there, plotting who they can take down. Ben is always so refreshing, so nice, so humble, even on the field no matter if he's playing bad or outstanding, his attitude is always humble and I love him for that, and wish him God's speed in this ordeal. When he get's back on that field, every time he thinks of this accusation, I hope he takes his frustration and anger out on the field and down the stretch come up with another ring for the index finger!

1882 days ago
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