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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.


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31.

Disgusting    

The hysterical overly aggressive tone of this lawyer is an outdated and cliche style and suggests the football guy is guilty.

Athletes seem out of control. If it's steroids or drugs making them violent, or just the bizarre fan adoration that makes them think they can get away with rape and assault, it should stop.

This lawyer seems like the classic caricature who thinks being a snarling pit bull works, and if you throw a kitchen sink of accusations something might stick.

Guess ALL these accused athletes are angels and victims of wrong accusations. Guess athletes are just a curiously unlucky bunch. LOL.

The other lawyer sounds more professional and reasonable. This football guy's lawyer seems to be the one stirring the rabid fan emotions and women bashing, and many of these ignorant violent comments seem planted and only back up the victim.

This woman must be going through hell and it must've taken great courage to go through this.

1676 days ago
32.

Ziggy    

Send this crazy woman back to Canada. She's not even an American citizen. We have enough of our own frivilous lawsuits clogging up the system. I love Canadians but they are taking too many of our jobs and filing too many lawsuits.

1676 days ago
33.

my name is    

#29 - I don't know why i'm wasting my time, because clearly facts and logic escape you, but anyway:

"Athletes seem out of control. If it's steroids or drugs making them violent, or just the bizarre fan adoration that makes them think they can get away with rape and assault, it should stop."

There's this little thing these athletes go through called "drug testing". I can't even address the second half of your statement because it is so far beyond stupid that I can't even wrap my head around it.

"The other lawyer sounds more professional and reasonable. This football guy's lawyer seems to be the one stirring the rabid fan emotions and women bashing, and many of these ignorant violent comments seem planted and only back up the victim."

Reasonable? like when he included her accusations that Harrah's officials brainwashed her parents into giving them the key to her apartment so they could steal her computer in the suit?

"This woman must be going through hell and it must've taken great courage to go through this."

Yes, courage that it took her OVER A YEAR to muster. But only enough courage to file a civil complaint that would yield her a huge payday an no jail time for this vicious rapist.


1676 days ago
34.

my name is    

my post was in response to "Ridiculous". the post #s changed by the time my comment appeared.

1676 days ago
35.

dd    

this happens all the time in lake tahoe, i used to live there, i became disgusted and moved, watch you wallets guys!!!!

1676 days ago
36.

ANGELBABY    

Dang lose chick... might I add ugly. Needs to get a life. Quit playing victim when you get rejected. I love big Ben. Support him 100%.

1676 days ago
37.

Maniacal Zebra    

"Deciding if she wants to come forward" with criminal charges? Isn't she already "forward" with the so-called charges against him? If she can't decide if she wants him criminal prosecuted but is more than willing to sue in civil court, she's just giving Ben more ammunition that no crime ever occurred and the civil suit is all about a money grab.

1676 days ago
38.

balls    

balls

1676 days ago
39.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

That dirty skankee beeeotch thought see hit the lotto when she filed her fake azz lawsuit against Ben. Now it appears her and her under-the-rock crawling attorneys are getting a legal azz-whooping.....lol

1676 days ago
40.

Kim    

No way is this stupid bitch telling the truth and she is making a mockery out of women who have actually been raped. So she was supposedly raped but what do you know, she never even notified the police but wants a payout. Is she pissed she did not get pregnant? Her attorney is a jackass considering this woman has absolutely no proof an assault. I hope this woman is forced to pay all of his legal fee's too.

1676 days ago
41.

Reba    

Ben Roethlisberger is nothing but a football player. Big deal... Forest Gump played better than he does. I hope Ben's ball$ get pinned to the floor and stepped on. The loser!

1669 days ago
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