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Ben Roethlisberger

Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit

1/20/2012 4:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ben Roethlisberger
It looks like Ben Roethlisberger has bought his way out of a sticky legal situation ... by settling a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims the Pittsburgh Steelers QB forced her to have sex with him in 2008.

Lawyers for Roethlisberger and his accuser -- Andrea McNulty -- announced the two sides have reached an agreement which ends the lawsuit.

McNulty -- who worked at the Harrah's Hotel in Lake Tahoe at the time of the alleged incident -- had claimed Ben invited her into his penthouse suite to fix a broken TV ... and then raped her.

In her suit, McNulty claimed Ben became "stern," after the alleged rape ... kicked her out of the room and told her, "If anyone asks you, you fixed my television. You fixed my television. Now go!"

Ben adamantly denied all the allegations.

McNulty's lawyer also confirms they have dropped their case against multiple Harrah's employees McNulty had accused of covering up the alleged sexual assault.

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

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46.

Jon    

Interesting to hear, we'll see where everyone goes from here?

901 days ago
47.

Gretel    

I always thought this guy was skuzz from the get-go. However, I think that witch in Vegas was lucky enough to have that horn dog get in her pants so she could cry rape when she found out she didn't get impregnated and get the golden 18-year payday. On the other hand, Ben was perfectly happy to get a BJ by an anonymous drunk girl in a bathroom ... IN A BATHROOM FOR PETE'S SAKE!! ... so he deserves to be "screwed" so to speak. I can't even stand to look at him.

901 days ago
48.

Rahrah    

Oh look, the majority of the comments blame the alleged victim, rather than the alleged rapist. Such a shocker. Settlement usually means guilty. Also, just a reminder, rape does not need to be forceful, violent sexual assault - rape means a lack of consent. For example, being intoxicated means a lack of consent.

901 days ago
49.

lander    

extortion is the new form of golddigging. beware, gents. never allow yourself to be alone with a strange woman. when it's her word against yours, you will lose. since women have destroyed the marriage/divorce routine of golddigging, many are choosing the straight up blackmail/extortion.

901 days ago
50.

Eric Anderson    

Is she a Jew? Be serious, his center on his football team probably feels the same way!

901 days ago
51.

Eric Anderson    

Why did she say that? She could have said that he stole her virginity, and riped her totally off? Why would she even be in the same room as a steeler? In that location is there not more Bears to keep her comapny?

901 days ago
52.

David     

Jabba jaw

901 days ago
53.

Cowgirl    

Rosthlesberger is a pig. I wouldn't ever cheer for Pittsburgh as long as he is QB. There were too many of these allegations for at least part of it to be true. Why is a guy HIS age hanging out on college campuses, plying young women with alcohol, stationing bodyguards at the door? pLEASE! Even worse, he had a sister in college. He's a sicko. Probably got married to give the appearance that he is normal. If he doesn't want to get sued for deviant behavior, stay away from young women. Moron!

901 days ago
54.

Studley Buck    

Ben Rapelisberger should be locked away until he is too old to assault anymore women.

901 days ago
55.

Storm    

Nothing like an arrogant, rich, SOB to think he's entitled to take whatever his little heart desires.

901 days ago
56.

Bellaca    

How's this different from Kobe's case?

901 days ago
57.

kenneth    

pls i want help from u people ,i don,t have father again.

901 days ago
58.

remy    

if he's innocent then why does he have 2 accusations against him and none against any other QBs, including bigger names like peyton manning and tom brady?

901 days ago
59.

Daniel    

obviously it was about money or she would have not settled. Money is not an alternative to putting a rapist where they belong, so I now know that Ben did not rape her and she is a money grubbing wh0re.

900 days ago
60.

Maria    

I am from pitsburgh. #1. Ben has made it abundantly clear that he doesn't like Pittsburgh or it fans. In my case the feeling is mutual. #2 All the woman asked was for Ben to do issue a public apology and make a 100,000. donation to a rape crisis center. Nothing to her. #3 Ben's attorney made the statement that Ben chose to settle it; the woman wanted to go to court; but fat boy foot the bill to make it go away. He got married so maybe now all the college students are safe. And yes the big fat arrogant oaf did cost us a trip to the super bowl this year. He was afraid because Charlie was making him bad. Maria

900 days ago
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