View Full Version : Steelers' Big Ben wants damages from woman accuser

10-16-2009, 09:33 PM
The Associated Press

RENO, Nev. - Ben Roethlisberger is seeking unspecified counter damages from a woman he says falsely accused him of raping her in what his lawyer describes as a plan she hatched to seduce the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback in his Lake Tahoe casino-hotel room.

The woman alleged in a civil suit filed in Washoe District Court in July that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her at Harrah's in July 2008 after he lured her there under the false pretense of needing his television repaired.

Roethlisberger's lawyer, John Echeverria, said in a response to the lawsuit filed this week that the woman made up the story. He said she had a plan to seduce the two-time Super Bowl winner and acted voluntarily at all times when she was in his room.

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