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09-10-2009, 04:25 PM
Ben's accuser seeks names of all of his sex partners

Thursday, September 10, 2009

By Jonathan D. Silver, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The lawyer for a woman who is accusing Ben Roethlisberger of rape is prepared to ask a Nevada court to compel the Steelers quarterback to name all the women he has had sex with.

In court documents, Reno, Nev., lawyer Calvin Dunlap says if Mr. Roethlisberger's request to speed up the evidence-gathering process is granted, he also will seek phone records, Internet communications, and names of any women who have claimed improper sexual conduct by the two-time Super Bowl winner.

The motion also says that if a physical or psychiatric examination of his client is allowed, "a reciprocal examination" of Mr. Roethlisberger should be mandated.

Meanwhile, Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyer today released a document indicating the woman sought $2.8 million from her employer, Harrah's, just days before filing the lawsuit against the quarterback.

Harrah's was just added as a defendant in the case yesterday.

The authenticity of the document -- a prepared legal form titled "Remedy Request" -- could not immediately be verified.

In it, a box marked "compensatory damages" was checked off, and then the dollar amount of $374,362 was handwritten next to the category "medical costs."

Also checked off were boxes titled "All adverse information removed from my personnel file" and "Other."

Under the latter category, $1.5 million was written in for emotional distress, and $1 million was listed for damage to reputation.

The document purportedly bears the signature of the plaintiff and is dated July 6, 2009.

On July 17, the plaintiff filed a suit in Washoe County, Nev., against Mr. Roethlisberger, accusing him of raping her in his hotel room on July 11, 2008, during a celebrity golf tournament.

The 31-year-old woman also sued eight current or former members of Harrah's Lake Tahoe, claiming they either ignored her requests for help or conspired to cover up the alleged assault.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette does not name alleged victims of sexual assault.

William David Cornwell Sr., who is representing Mr. Roethlisberger, also seemed to strike a more conciliatory tone toward the plaintiff in a statement accompanying the document.

"Given her admitted and obviously unstable mental state and the possibility that she is being manipulated by an unscrupulous lawyer, we remain willing to give [the plaintiff] a limited benefit of the doubt (relating to her motivations only because her allegations are demonstrably false)," Mr. Cornwell wrote.

"Her lawyer, however, does not deserve and will not receive similar consideration."

Her lawyer, Mr. Dunlap, was not immediately available for comment.

Mr. Cornwell just rejected a settlement offer from the accuser. She asked Mr. Roethlisberger to admit guilt, write an apology and donate $100,000 to aid abused women.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Associated Press contributed to this story
First published on September 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Is this a totally WACKED GOLD DIGGER or what? :HeadBanger

09-10-2009, 06:41 PM
That's nuts! McNutty's out to strike it rich and won't take no for an answer. I wonder if she'll be at the Steelers / Titans game? She's crazy enough to pull something like that off.