« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Roethlisberger's Lawyer Puts Screws to Opponent

9/17/2009 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ben RoethlisbergerBen Roethlisberger's lawyer claims any idiot could figure out the woman who's accusing him of sexual assault is a fraud and he wants the judge to nail her lawyer for filing a "frivolous and abusive" lawsuit.

Andrea McNulty accused the Pittsburgh Steelers' QB of sexually assaulting her at a Lake Tahoe hotel in July, 2008. She filed a civil lawsuit a year later.

In the new legal papers, Roethlisberger's lawyer claims McNulty's attorney knew or should have known his client's suit was bogus. Roethlisberger wants McNulty's lawyer formally sanctioned by the judge -- which, among other things, could mean he would have to pay Roethlisberger's attorney's fees.

Roethlisberger's lawyer says the suit is "designed to harass and embarrass him [Big Ben] and countless other individuals," adding the explicit content in her lawsuit is designed "to stir the prurient interests of the media and public."

Roethlisberger's lawyer says even a casual investigation of the facts would have proven McNulty to be a liar. Among other things, Roethlisberger's lawyer claims McNulty told a co-worker she wanted to have sex with Ben and she wanted him to get her pregnant. She also allegedly sent an email less than 24 hours after her sexual encounter with Ben, stating she was looking forward to having dinner with him.

And there's this -- Ben's lawyer cites a letter written by McNulty's attorney, which reads in part: "Our client is currently struggling with whether or not she wants to come forward and seek criminal prosecution of the celebrity."

Ben's lawyer wants the judge to throw the book at his legal adversary.


Ben Roethlisberger

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
44 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

anonymous    

Andrea McNulty is trying to copy the groupie Katelyn Faber who blackmailed Kobe Bryant after targeting him and having sex with him in his hotel room. I'm sure she was trying to get pregnant and secure a huge payday.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/21/roethlisberger-accuser-report-sexual-assault/#ixzz0Sh7URRTQ

1745 days ago
2.

Where There's Smoke There's Fire    

BEUTIFUL...I Love this lawyer for Ben.... I get sooo tired of the women who file these frivolous lawsuits and then NOTHING EVER HAPPENS TO THEM... She Should Be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law along with her lawyer..... I Hope she has her ass handed to her..

1759 days ago
3.

The Truth    

gotcha

1759 days ago
4.

B.    

From Bottom-Turn

1759 days ago
5.

Where There's Smoke There's Fire    

Oh...and by the way... F I R S T Beootches..

1759 days ago
6.

rick    

Good for Big Ben and his attorneys. They need to make an example out of this whore bitch. And they need to send a message to all the other whores out there that are trying to make a fake rape claim. I read somewhere that only 2 out of every 10 men who are convicted of rape had DNA evidence against them. If there is no DNA there should be no rape charges.I hope his lawyers also sue this bitch for defamation.

1759 days ago
7.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Mary Travers is gone. Puff!

1759 days ago
8.

steve allen    

HEY TMZ...I KNOW I DRINK A LOT...BUT HOW COME YOU JACK ASSES HAVE NOT MADE ONE WORD MENTION OF HENRY GIBSON OR MARY TRAVERS BEING DEAD...HUH??? HEY BERTA POOR ME ANOTHER DOUBLE...MMMM...MMM...SCOTCH AND CORNFLAKES...NOW THERE'S A BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS...ALAN'S GAY!!!!!

1759 days ago
9.

Mark Proctor    

Nail them to the wall. Baseless lawsuits are criminal and should be prosecuted; not just litigated.

1759 days ago
10.

mrez golucky    

Yikes! Football season is here!

1759 days ago
11.

steveoweedo    

I'm an attorney and there is no way Big Ben's lawyer is going to get this other attorney sanctioned. Before this suit was filed there is no way a judge would require a lawyer to interview all the witnesses and sift through his clients email in order to ensure the viability of the suit.

This seems to be a tactic on behalf of Ben's lawyer to sway public opinion more towards his client (which is probably not necessary as the public seems to know this is all BS anyway.)

1759 days ago
12.

Tux    

He's guilty....just like Kobe. The reason he hangs with these skanks is he is a moron, just like Kobe.

1759 days ago
13.

Charis52    

He's a rapist, just like Kobe. The reason he hangs with these skanks is he is a moron..... just like Kobe.

1759 days ago
14.

Sunny    

PLEASE STOP SHAKING THE CAMERA AROUND! Watching your tv show makes me so dizzy that I actually have to reluctantly turn the channel now. Who started this type of camera action anyhow, and why! There really is no reason for it. Are you attempting to make the viewers feel as if they are right there in the room with you or something? Well, it's not working! It's just making us nauseated. You don't need any tricks. You're too good for that.

1759 days ago
15.

RKV    

Another worthless bitchy broad about to go down if flames. As a man, I can honestly say that women are inferior to men. Now, bitch, get back in that kitchen and make me a turkey pot pie!!


1759 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web