View Full Version : Nevada judge won't move Roethlisberger case

09-16-2009, 06:10 PM
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CARSON CITY, Nev. A Nevada judge on Wednesday denied a motion to move the civil sexual assault case against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Lake Tahoe casino employees from Reno to Douglas County, where the alleged incident occurred.
Washoe District Judge Brent Adams in Reno ruled that one of the named defendants, Harrah's Lake Tahoe executive Dave Monroe, has residences in both Douglas and Washoe counties and therefore Washoe County is a proper venue for the case to be heard.
Adams added, "There's no reason to believe an impartial jury cannot be found in Washoe County, or that the interest of justice would be prompted by change of venue."
The woman, a 31-year-old Harrah's VIP hostess, has accused the two-time Super Bowl winner of raping her in his penthouse suite in July 2008, when Roethlisberger was at Lake Tahoe for a celebrity golf tournament. The Associated Press, as a matter of policy, does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted.
The suit also alleges eight former or current Harrah's employees, including Monroe, Harrah's President John Koster and security chief Guy Hyder, orchestrated a cover-up of the incident.
Her suit seeks a minimum of $440,000 in damages from Roethlisberger, at least $50,000 in damages from the Harrah's officials and an unspecified amount of punitive damages.
Roethlisberger has denied the allegations, and his lawyers have characterized the woman as mentally unstable. Defense lawyers also have criticized her for not reporting the incident to police before filing her civil suit a year later, portraying her as a gold digger.
Advocates for sexual assault victims say failing to report incidents to police is not uncommon. The woman claims she was hospitalized on numerous occasions because of the trauma suffered in the alleged attack.
In motions filed last week, a lawyer for seven of the Harrah's employees said the suit amounts to the "vengeance of a woman scorned." Defense lawyers point to e-mails, reportedly sent from the woman to Hyder, in which she fantasizes about moving to Pittsburgh and having Roethlisberger's baby.
In her own affidavit, however, the woman said she was distraught and upset after the incident, and purchased a birth control method afterward because she feared she could be pregnant.

Mel Blount's G
09-16-2009, 06:22 PM
There IS reason to believe however that if this case even gets to trial it will be a waste of taxpayer money and, as Ben's lawyer stated, an insult to women who have real assualts and rapes to deal with.

Mister Pittsburgh
09-16-2009, 11:24 PM
Hope this judge isn't some a-hole media whore like judge Ito in the OJ trial....extend the trial and use it to keep his face in the public eye.

09-17-2009, 02:01 AM
Well if the emails are allowed as evidence, it'll show all her lies and fantasies.

09-17-2009, 12:44 PM
it is truly ashame how ben does get a bad wrap for all of this and it hits his image.....the man is 26 and the qb of the world champions, and SINGLE.....

09-17-2009, 01:14 PM
Has he gotten a bad wrap?
Yea, some fans from other teams will use it as fodder for awhile. But once it ends and he beats their arse again, all will be forgotten.

09-17-2009, 08:49 PM
This is the alleged victim. I'm not sure if it is appropriate to show a pic of her, but by looks alone I cant see BB taking her against her will. If this offends anyone I will delete this post and never do it again.


09-17-2009, 09:36 PM
Doesn't offend me. I always thought that if she wanted to bring this out in the open, everyone should see who she is. The trial will be public after all.

Good job on finding a picture of her.


09-17-2009, 11:22 PM
Did you find that picture on http://www.skankygolddiggers.com?

09-17-2009, 11:56 PM
Did you find that picture on http://www.skankygolddiggers.com?

:lol: :lol: