Roethlisberger Sued Over Sex Assault

Big Ben denies allegations
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2009 9:02 AM CDT
Ben Roethlisberger arrives at the ESPY Awards, July 15, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Nevada hotel employee is suing Ben Roethlisberger for sexual assault and battery, Pro Football Talk reports. Andrea McNulty claims the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback lured her to his hotel room, then forced her to have sex. Roethlisberger’s lawyer denies the allegations: “Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty,” he says of the alleged 2008 incident, adding that there’s been neither criminal complaint nor criminal investigation.