Harrah's Casino Employees Named In Roethlisberger Civil Lawsuit
Ben Roethlisberger is perhaps the biggest name in the NFL right now. He has won two Super Bowls in his first five years, and in some people's minds he has surpassed Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the best quarterback in the league.
This week, however, has not been a good one for the Pittsburgh Steelers superstar. A civil lawsuit has been filed against Roethlisberger by a female who claims that the quarterback raped her. The incident allegedly took place at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and several casino employees have been named in the suit.
"Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone. The timing of the lawsuit and the absence of a criminal complaint and a criminal investigation are the most compelling evidence of the absence of any criminal conduct," said David Cornwell, Roethlisberger's attorney, in a statement.
The female alleges that the rape occurred back when she was an executive host for Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Roethlisberger, according to the lawsuit, called down to let the casino know that his sound system was not working on his television.
According to the suit, the female claims to have not been able to find a technician, so she went upstairs to Roethlisberger's room to fix the television herself. Once she arrived, she claims she was raped.
The other employees that are named in the lawsuit are accused of covering up the incident. There has been no statement released by Harrah's or any of the employees named. The female claims she was afraid of being fired, and that is why she has not come forward before this week.
Roethlisberger was in town for a celebrity golf tournament back in 2008. He has just completed the tournament again this year, but there is no record as to whether or not he stayed at Harrah's this year.
July 21, 2009
Posted By April Gardner
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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