Originally Posted by Crash
And now the videotape has disappeared:
The attorney for a nightclub where Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is accused of “sexually assaulted or sexually manipulated” a college student told ESPN that there is no remaining video from the night of the alleged incident.
Carl Cansino, the attorney for the Capital City nightclub in Milledgeville, Ga., said that he learned Thursday there is no remaining video. It was recorded over after detectives and the club’s manager, Rocky Duncan, had watched it.
Cansino said that Milledgeville detectives tried to retrieve the video after it was recorded over, but were unable to. A Georgia Bureau of Investigations forensics team tried to retrieve it as well, but was also unsuccessful.
Cansino said the GBI told him Thursday that nothing on the tape is available at the present time.
Earlier Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also reported that — according to Cansino — the GBI was unable to retrieve the footage as potential evidence.
A source told ESPN’s Kelly Naqi that there was no camera inside the nightclub pointed toward the bathroom where the woman said the assault took place.
The source told Naqi that many of the club’s security cameras are focused on the main dance floor area. The value of any footage obtained from those recordings would have been to see the demeanor of the accuser and her friends as they made their exit from the club, the source told Naqi.
More and more events point towards Ben Roethlisberger walking away unscathed from whatever occurred at the Capital Club in Miledgeville, Georgia.