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PSU_dropout43
09-08-2009, 10:54 PM
Roethlisberger's accuser offers to settle lawsuit
By Dan Majors, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The woman who has accused Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault has offered to settle a civil lawsuit against him if he admits he assaulted her.

It is one of three conditions attorneys for the woman, a former Harrah's employee, outline in a letter they submitted to a Nevada court offering to settle the matter.

The conditions are that: first, he must admit that he assaulted her; he must deliver to her a letter of apology withdrawing "the false statements and allegations that he and his agents have made about her." And, lastly, he must donate $100,000 to the Committee to Aid Abused Women in Reno, Nev., "or a similar entity designated by the plaintiff."

The filing was submitted to Washoe County Court in Reno late Friday and made public yesterday. It was signed by Monique Laxalt, law partner of Calvin R.X. Dunlap, who is representing the 31-year-old woman who claims Mr. Roethlisberger assaulted her at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in July 2008, when he was there for a charity golf event.

The filing and the letter from the plaintiff indicate that the admission and apology must be made "within five days," but do not make clear on what date that deadline will expire.

Attorneys for Mr. Roethlisberger and for his accuser could not be reached for comment tonight. The Post-Gazette does not publish the names of alleged victims of sexual assault.

Read more: Link (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09251/996537-100.stm#ixzz0QZepevJs)

Djfan
09-08-2009, 10:56 PM
She's toast. He won't and it will be litigated. Ben wins.

stlrz d
09-08-2009, 11:26 PM
Ha ha...this is her way of trying to suddenly say, "He really did it and it was never about the money."

Ben should not admit to something he didn't do, fight it the whole way and donate the money anyway.

Vindrow
09-08-2009, 11:30 PM
Last desperate gasp by her and her lawyer to try and save face.

D Rock
09-09-2009, 12:00 AM
she's running out of money to pay the lawyer and he knows she wont win the case so he wont get paid.

Starlifter
09-09-2009, 12:44 AM
ben's reply should be - you will apologize to me, withdraw your ridiculous lawsuit and donate 25,000 to RAAP (Rape assistance awareness program) as punishment for your efforts to trivialize a horrific crime perpetrated against hundreds of women a year solely for the purpose of money.

Mel Blount's G
09-09-2009, 02:00 AM
ben's reply should be - you will apologize to me, withdraw your ridiculous lawsuit and donate 25,000 to RAAP (Rape assistance awareness program) as punishment for your efforts to trivialize a horrific crime perpetrated against hundreds of women a year solely for the purpose of money.
:Clap

Well said.

fordfixer
09-09-2009, 02:10 AM
It's a trap

Mel Blount's G
09-09-2009, 04:38 AM
Ben should apologize to her for not calling her back and taking her flyfishing and camping but that his good friend and teammate, Jeffory Jameson Reed III will be happy to engage her in am evening of trolling for seafood and campfire Jagerbombs. Just another night for JR

Scarletfire1970
09-09-2009, 05:34 AM
ben's reply should be - you will apologize to me, withdraw your ridiculous lawsuit and donate 25,000 to RAAP (Rape assistance awareness program) as punishment for your efforts to trivialize a horrific crime perpetrated against hundreds of women a year solely for the purpose of money.

Exactly.

Does she realize that this isn't about the money for Ben. It's about his reputation. Why the hell would he admit to doing something so horrific and so damaging to his reputation if he didn't do it?

kennyes
09-09-2009, 05:41 AM
At this point it's all about her saving face and her reputation, that crazy a$$ biitch.
She needs to be exposed and her lawyers need to be disbarred!!! :HeadBanger

DukieBoy
09-09-2009, 07:36 AM
Suspect timing, the day before the opening game.

Smells also like an effort to avoid countersuits, avoid sanctions against her attorney, as well as save face.

phillyesq
09-09-2009, 08:56 AM
There is no way that Ben can agree to the terms proposed. If he admits that he assaulted her, that admission can be used against him in a criminal action.

I have also never heard of somebody submitting a settlement demand in writing to the court, especially in the early stages of litigation before any real discovery has taken place. Settlement demands are generally not admissible, which is why they are not made public during court proceedings. This is merely a ploy for the Plaintiff to try to show that she is not out for the money and to sway the court of public opinion. It is too little too late, and will likely not be effective.

If I was Ben, I'd counter with drop the suit now, and I won't seek my legal fees and sanctions against you and your counsel.

RuthlessBurgher
09-09-2009, 09:13 AM
I'd counter with this:

http://www.hennessy.id.au/quentingeorge/archives/MIDDLE%20FINGER%20CHILD.jpg

stlrz d
09-09-2009, 09:47 AM
There is no way that Ben can agree to the terms proposed. If he admits that he assaulted her, that admission can be used against him in a criminal action.

I have also never heard of somebody submitting a settlement demand in writing to the court, especially in the early stages of litigation before any real discovery has taken place. Settlement demands are generally not admissible, which is why they are not made public during court proceedings. This is merely a ploy for the Plaintiff to try to show that she is not out for the money and to sway the court of public opinion. It is too little too late, and will likely not be effective.

If I was Ben, I'd counter with drop the suit now, and I won't seek my legal fees and sanctions against you and your counsel.

Pennypacker, I know you're a big shot lawyer and all...but you read my post, didn't you? :P

Oviedo
09-09-2009, 09:51 AM
There is no way that Ben can agree to the terms proposed. If he admits that he assaulted her, that admission can be used against him in a criminal action.

I have also never heard of somebody submitting a settlement demand in writing to the court, especially in the early stages of litigation before any real discovery has taken place. Settlement demands are generally not admissible, which is why they are not made public during court proceedings. This is merely a ploy for the Plaintiff to try to show that she is not out for the money and to sway the court of public opinion. It is too little too late, and will likely not be effective.

If I was Ben, I'd counter with drop the suit now, and I won't seek my legal fees and sanctions against you and your counsel.

Thanks. Always good to get your insights. I also thought it was strange that they would think Ben would admit committing a crime.

This chick's lawyer is a real bozo or just so brilliant the rest of the world can't figure out his strategy. I'm betting on the former.

papillon
09-09-2009, 10:42 AM
Ben's attorney replies to Dunlap's offer...Not happening

Cornwall's response (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09252/996642-100.stm)

Pappy

Jooser
09-09-2009, 01:46 PM
I'd counter with this:

http://www.hennessy.id.au/quentingeorge/archives/MIDDLE%20FINGER%20CHILD.jpg


or this...http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/MiniMeSteelers.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/This****.jpghttp://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/doggy.gif

fordfixer
09-09-2009, 02:56 PM
There is no way that Ben can agree to the terms proposed. If he admits that he assaulted her, that admission can be used against him in a criminal action.

I have also never heard of somebody submitting a settlement demand in writing to the court, especially in the early stages of litigation before any real discovery has taken place. Settlement demands are generally not admissible, which is why they are not made public during court proceedings. This is merely a ploy for the Plaintiff to try to show that she is not out for the money and to sway the court of public opinion. It is too little too late, and will likely not be effective.

If I was Ben, I'd counter with drop the suit now, and I won't seek my legal fees and sanctions against you and your counsel.


Like I said "it' a trap" philly just knows more about setting traps like this :lol: :lol:

phillyesq
09-10-2009, 12:02 AM
There is no way that Ben can agree to the terms proposed. If he admits that he assaulted her, that admission can be used against him in a criminal action.

I have also never heard of somebody submitting a settlement demand in writing to the court, especially in the early stages of litigation before any real discovery has taken place. Settlement demands are generally not admissible, which is why they are not made public during court proceedings. This is merely a ploy for the Plaintiff to try to show that she is not out for the money and to sway the court of public opinion. It is too little too late, and will likely not be effective.

If I was Ben, I'd counter with drop the suit now, and I won't seek my legal fees and sanctions against you and your counsel.

Thanks. Always good to get your insights. I also thought it was strange that they would think Ben would admit committing a crime.

This chick's lawyer is a real bozo or just so brilliant the rest of the world can't figure out his strategy. I'm betting on the former.

I'm with you. I'm trying to figure out if he has some strategy that I haven't figured out, but so far, him being a bozo seems like the best bet.

He is clearly not equipped to handle the major publicity with a lawsuit like this. I'm not sure that I would be, either, but then again, I wouldn't be dumb enough to bring a frivolous lawsuit against Big Ben or any other major celebrity.

PSU_dropout43
09-10-2009, 12:17 AM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 42352.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_642352.html)


Accuser's lawyer wants list of Roethlisberger's sexual partners
by Jason Cato, TRIBUNE-REVIEW

A lawyer for a Nevada casino worker accusing Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her last year at a Lake Tahoe resort wants a list of every woman the Steelers quarterback has slept with and any who have claimed sexual misconduct on his part.

Reno attorney Calvin Dunlap filed the request late Tuesday as part of a court filing opposing motions to have the civil lawsuit dismissed. Dunlap also requested, among other things, Roethlisberger's telephone and e-mail records and for him to undergo psychiatric and physical examinations. His lawyers have suggested the same for his accuser, calling her "disturbed and calculating" and a "sex addict."

Dunlap declined to comment beyond the court filing.

On Wednesday, Roethlisberger's attorney, David Cornwell of Atlanta, rejected an offer by the woman to drop the lawsuit on the condition Roethlisberger admit to the sexual assault, give a written apology and donate $100,000 to charity.

"Her proposal is bizarre, and it insults women who have legitimately suffered from sexual misconduct," Cornwell said in a statement. "We will not participate in a destructive farce."

Cornwell couldn't be reached for further comment.

Last month, Roethlisberger's lawyers offered to pay the woman's legal fees and to not sue her if she cooperated in a case against Dunlap, whom they accused of knowingly filing a frivolous lawsuit.

The woman claims Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her July 11, 2008, at the Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino, where she worked as a VIP concierge. Roethlisberger was staying at the hotel while attending a celebrity golf tournament.

The Tribune-Review doesn't name alleged victims of sexual assault.

The lawsuit also accuses several Harrah's employees of participating in a cover-up scheme.

Roethlisberger has denied sexually assaulting the woman. His lawyers filed court documents stating that she boasted to co-workers about having sex with the football star and fantasizing about having his child.

Dunlap's latest court filing refuted those claims, saying his client obtained a "morning-after pill" to end any unwanted pregnancy. Dunlap also told a judge that he has a note from a Harrah's doctor indicating he was aware of the woman's claim and had inquired to see if there was a "corporate obligation" to report such an incident.