Andrea McNulty, the Nevada woman who accused Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault, boasted to a co-worker of having consensual sex with the NFL star and said she hoped he impregnated her, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Shortly after telling former Angela Antonetti about the tryst at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, where both worked as casino hosts, McNulty "expressed to me she was hoping for a 'little Roethlisberger,'" Antonetti said in a sworn affidavit.
Moreover, Antonetti said, Andrea McNulty asked her to travel to Pittsburgh in August 2008 (a month after the encounter) for a Steelers game and to try to "run into" Ben Roethlisberger. "I told her that she shouldn't try to chase Mr. Roethlisberger."
Around the same time, Antonetti said, McNulty asked her to obtain Ben's cell phone number from a Harrah's executive. She said she told McNulty it was inappropriate to attempt to contact the Pittsburgh Steelers star in any fashion.
Antonetti said Andrea McNulty was upset about a married man ending a relationship with her in mid-2007. Shortly after that breakup, she told Antonetti she'd started an online romance with "Ben," a U.S. soldier serving in Iraq.
Later, in late 2007, she said she had fallen in love with him and they had become engaged. After the 2008 golf tournament, however, the woman confided to Ms. Antonetti that the online romance was a hoax someone perpetrated on her.
She became "very emotionally distraught" and took a leave of absence from work from September until around Thanksgiving. In March 2009, McNulty told Antonetti she was going to sue Harrah's, and "the lawsuit would be big news."
Andrea McNulty's lawsuit against Ben Roethlisberger also includes a number of employees at Harrah's whom she claims tried to cover up the alleged assault.
Antonetti said she was "absolutely shocked" when she heard that McNulty claimed Roethlisberger assaulted her "because I knew [her] allegation was false."
"Because I knew that [her] lawsuit and false allegations would unfairly and unjustly hurt Mr. Roethlisberger, I wanted to set the story straight," she said.
In an e-mail response, Roethlisberger's lawyer, William David Cornwall, said: "We will let our filing speak for itself. Unfortunately, as all of our communications with Ben are confidential, it is not appropriate discuss them in any manner."
Ben has denied all allegations, calling them "outrageous."
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