Emails and IMs sent by the accuser after the sexual encounter took place may prove Andrea McNulty's sexual assault allegations against Ben Roethlisberger are complete crap, the Pittsburgh Steelers star's attorneys say.
Andrea accusers Ben of forcing himself on her. He denies anything inappropriate went on. One IM she sent after the incident: "I would date Ben Roethlisberger."
Roethlisberger's attorney, David Cornwell, released a document containing emails and IMs, sent between Andrea and her fake online boyfriend "Ben the Soldier."
As reported when her allegations first came to light, Andrea McNulty was "involved" in some sense, online, with an Iraq war soldier who was not real.
The soldier, also named Ben, is rumored to have been invented by the scorned spouse of a married man she previously slept with to get revenge on her.
Which brings us to the emails that night.
Cornwell says Andrea sent a "light-hearted" email to faux Ben at 12:41 a.m. on July 12, 2008 - only about two hours after she claims real Ben assaulted her.
Ben Roethlisberger says Andrea McNulty is unstable and lying.
The lawyer says the email "proves that, rather than driving away, distraught and crying [which she claims in her lawsuit] McNulty was back at her workstation sending light-hearted emails and engaging in benign chatter with her online boyfriend."
Then, the day after the alleged incident - McNulty wrote, "This golf tournament has been really fun. Speaking of which I need to head over to a dinner with your lookalike [referring to Ben Roethlisberger] and a few others before heading out."
These e-mail revelations follow the account from one of Andrea McNulty's co-worker, who said the accuser actually bragged about sex with Roethlisberger.
Ben's lawyers claim she sent another IM to fake Ben in December of '08, saying "I would date Ben Roethlisberger." Cornwell said that "McNulty should abandon her lawsuit immediately and admit that Ben Roethlisberger did not rape her."