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Ben Roethlisberger Hires High Profile Private Dick

3/12/2010 1:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ben Roethlisberger just added another elite member to his defense team -- a famous private investigator who's handled several high profile celebrity cases before.

Ben Roethlisberger

TMZ has learned the P.I. is Charles Mittelstadt -- who has worked as a lead investigator on behalf of NFL stars like Ray Lewis and Jamal Lewis. Mittelstadt has also worked for rapper T.I. and convicted Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph.

Hiring a private investigator is a sign that the alleged victim is fair game. In this case, as we already reported, law enforcement tells us alcohol was a factor.

It's a safe bet the P.I. will go down that road ... as well as others.

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jandean61    

THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

1604 days ago
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THINK TANK    

TMZ MAX Say surf`s U^^^P dude

1604 days ago
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JRG    

He's already caused this girl to quit school, now he's going to destroy her reputation. How many girls has he attacked now? 2? He's rich and famous, and he's going to get away with it. Just like O.J. He makes me sick.

1604 days ago
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THINK TANK    

OVER? he did it..otherwise he would hire a FEMALE legally BLOND super stacked court room tass kicker..he has a problem with Dah pxssy

1604 days ago
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angles    

YOU PLAY WITH FIRE YOU GET BURNED LOOKS GOODON YOU

1604 days ago
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jane    

This guy makes himself look more & more guilty with every denial & each lackey he has pet & hired. It's SICKENING.

1604 days ago
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tb    

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1604 days ago
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kevin    

"He's already caused this girl to quit school"

she is responsible for her own actions. Are you positive he is guilty?

You can't be a famous rich male in today's world without some gold digger accusing you of sexual crimes to get famous and rich. It happens all the time.

1604 days ago
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freakin' amazed    

I'm thinkin' the 20 yr. old girl was probably drunk and fell down and cracked her coconut. I'm not entirely sure what HE was doing in the Ladie's room though. Maybe there was a line in the Men's room?? By hiring the PI they will be able to determine whether or not she has a history of this. Nothing wrong with that. I work with a girl that EVERY time she goes out drinking, she falls down and wakes up covered with bruises. Sheer stupidity.

1604 days ago
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capt andy    

I pray that mole turns to cancer on his cheek god will make him pay..I pray for this misunderstood young lady....

1604 days ago
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lol    

"You can't be a famous rich male in today's world without some gold digger accusing you of sexual crimes to get famous and rich. "

Tell that to Mike Tyson

1604 days ago
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freakin' amazed    

"He's already caused this girl to quit school"

Let's harken back to all of those unfortunate young men who attended Duke university several years ago who were forced to leave school due to FALSE allegations by a stripper and an unscrupulous D.A. Ruined their lives an educations...

Perhaps he was walking by the women's room as she was coming out and she PULLED him inside, slipped and fell??

1604 days ago
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TessaKittysMom    

Nice. This is exactly why a lot of women don't report sexual assaults, everyone wants to make the victim look like some kind of whore. No means no everyone, whether the victim was drinking or not, and yes, by the way, what WAS he doing in the Ladies' Room?

1604 days ago
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Bill Mitchell    

Hiring a PI means trouble for this girl unless she has a motivation. Why else would they take this strategy? Then again, look what happened to the Duke Lacrosse team. The facts are what they are....so let's wait before we rush to any judgment.

You may recognize private investigator Bill Mitchell from his appearances on network TV shows such as Dr. Phil, CBS' The Early Show, Today Show on NBC, Hannity & Colmes, Fox News, or one of his many radio interviews. He is also known as The 7-Day Detective because of his ability to collect valuable information and evidence in just one week. He has taken his more than 4 decades of experience as a private investigator and security expert to write The More You Know - Getting the evidence and support you need to investigate a troubled relationship which has become the book that other investigators use as their guide when working for their clients! If you ready to get answers after seeing many of the warning signs explored in detail by infidelity expert Bill Mitchell learn more now:

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1604 days ago
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angela    

If Big Ben can't prove his innocence with OUT slamming a 20 y/o girl..then maybe he has a few skeletons in his closet? If you really didnt commit the crime perv then you wouldn't be digging into this young lady's past now wouldja? Hope the DA starts digging into your past and pulls in that previous accuser...what's good for the goose

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