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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger just issued a statement to the media, denying sexual assault allegations made by Andrea McNulty.

Appearing to read the statement in person at the press conference but not taking any questions from reporters afterward, Ben Roethlisberger said:

"I did not sexually assault Andrea McNulty. Saturday was the first that I learned of her accusations. Her false and vicious allegations are an attack on my family and on me. I would never, ever force myself on a woman."

"I want to fight to protect my family and my reputation."

"I'm not going to discuss my private life or this civil case in the media. I'll respond to her outrageous allegations in the appropriate forum."

"I have an obligation to our fans, my teammates, my coaches and everyone in the organization to remain focused on the Pittsburgh Steelers and I will do that."

"The allegations against me are reckless and false."

"As much as I would like to answer everyone's questions, I going to respect the legal process and I am confident that the truth will prevail."

McNulty claims Ben Roethlisberger came on to her at the Nevada hotel where she works and would not stop despite her repeated protestations that he do so.

Ben's accuser has also been experiencing a number of mental health issues since the incident. It is unclear how this may play into the civil case filed this week.

Do you believe Andrea McNulty?

 

Here's a video of Ben's press conference ...

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Either Ben Roethlisberger accuser Andrea McNulty has painted a disturbing picture of the two-time Super Bowl winner, or she has a very active imagination.

The Nevada hotel employee accusing the Pittsburgh Steelers star of raping her last year says that she told him to stop but the football player refused.

She also alleges that she tried to report the sexual assault, but was shut down by her bosses who downplayed it and threatened her job if she spoke out.

There is also the question of the mental state of Andrea McNulty, who has been treated for PTSD, insomnia, anxiety and depression since the incident.

Is this a byproduct of what happened with Roethlisberger? Or, on the flip side, did her condition lead her to embellish what happened with the NFL star?

Below is the timeline of events, according to the plaintiff's lawsuit.

Once again, this is only Andrea McNulty's side of the story. Ben Roethlisberger denies any contact that wasn't consensual took place at any point ...

March 2003: Andrea McNulty begins work as a desk clerk at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe casino and is promoted steadily, becoming executive casino host by February 2008.

July 2008: Ben Roethlisberger checks in at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe to play in the NBC American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament on or about this date; McNulty is introduced to the Steelers quarterback by a butler there.

July 10, 2008: Ben has casual conversation with her about fly fishing.

July 11, 2008: Roethlisberger asks Andrea McNulty to come to his room to fix his TV. She obliges, cannot find anything wrong with it, and tries to leave, only to have him (allegedly) sexually assault her despite her protests.

July 12, 2008: McNulty tells hotel security chief Guy Hyder about the rape. Hyder dismisses her claims and makes some pretty crude remarks about them.

August 2008: McNulty is told that Harrah’s president John Koster will fire her if she "starts rumors" about Roethlisberger. McNulty falls into deep depression.

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The woman accusing Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault claims the football star forced himself on her at the hotel where she worked and that despite her repeated protestations and refusals, Roethlisberger would not stop.

He claims it was consensual and that the lack of criminal complaint filed by Andrea McNulty - the incident happened a year ago - proves his innocence.

In response, McNulty said she told the head of security at the hotel about the alleged sexual assault the day after it happened, but he completely blew her off and even threatened her job if she made this into a bigger issue.

The plantiff claims in her lawsuit that Guy Hyder - the chief of security at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, Nev. - told her she was "over-reacting" and that "most girls would feel lucky to have sex with someone like Ben Roethlisberger."

Andrea McNulty claims Hyder told her John Koster - the hotel president - will "personally fire you for starting rumors about Roethlisberger's personal life."

Hyder told McNulty, according to legal papers, that Koster would be impressed by the encounter, allegedly saying "Koster would love you even more if he knew about this ... Koster would suck his d!ck if Roethlisberger let him."

In the lawsuit, Andrea McNulty claims she assumed the incident would be investigated by security, but Hyder "did not do his job of investigating."

As for why she didn't tell the cops, McNulty claims she was "afraid of the consequences of going to police authorities since it was obvious to her that Harrah's and it's [sic] personnel ... would side with and support Ben Roethlisberger."

She also claims Harrah's employees broke into her home and ripped files off of her computer, presumably for the purpose of defending themselves in a lawsuit.

Several months later, after Andrea McNulty claims she sought psychological treatment because of the encounter, she claims she had a conversation with Hyder.

The accuser says she told Guy Hyder that she had been hospitalized specifically because of the Roethlisberger incident. Hyder allegedly replied, "I figured that was what was wrong, but I thought it was just like a date rape thing."

Andrea McNulty claims her bosses told her she was on thin ice at work. She is seeking $380,000 in medical fees plus an unspecified amount in punitive damages.

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Andrea McNulty, the woman accusing NFL all-star Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault, claims she warned the football player "You don't want to do this."

According to her lawsuit, he refused to let her go.

It appears the two knew each other because Ben stayed at the hotel where she worked to play in golf tournaments in the last few years. It also appears Roethlisberger and McNulty had a sexual encounter that Ben says was consensual.

What follows is her account, not his. This was not verified by a police investigation (there was none, in fact). Be advised that this is one only side of what happened that night, and some of the details are upsetting.

An employee at the Harrah's hotel in Lake Tahoe, McNulty says that on July 11, 2008, at 10:00 p.m., she ran into Roethlisberger in the hotel hallway.

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback told her the sound on his TV wasn't working and allegedly asked her to come and "take a quick look" at it.

After she tried to call other hotel employees to fix the TV, Andrea McNulty ultimately decided to go to Ben Roethlisberger's room to fix it herself.

A photo of Ben Roethlisberger's sexual assault accuser, Andrea McNulty.

Once she got to the room, McNulty looked into it but claims she determined there was no problem with the TV. Then, as she tried to leave, Roethlisberger stood in her way, "grabbed [her] and started to kiss her."

McNulty claims that she was "shocked and stunned that this previously friendly man, that appeared to be a gentleman in her previous contacts with him was suddenly preventing her from leaving, was assaulting and battering her."

She says she "communicated her objection and lack of consent," but he refused to stop and began "fondling [her] through her dress and between her legs."

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, winner of Super Bowls XL and XLIII, is named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a woman in Nevada.

According to online court records, a defamation lawsuit was filed in Washoe County, Nev., on Friday. Andrea McNulty is listed as the plaintiff.

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Details of the suit were not available late Monday. Ben Roethlisberger was one of nine defendants listed in the online court docket report.

Sources say McNulty claims Roethlisberger asked her to come to his hotel room in July, 2008 - and then forced her to have sex with him.

An employee at Harrah's Hotel in Reno, McNulty is suing for sexual assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

The football star's attorney released a statement to several media outlets confirming that Ben is accused of sexual assault by Andrea McNulty.

David Cornwell denied Ben sexually assaulted anyone, and said he was confident this would be proven, with the following statement:

"This weekend Andrea McNulty served Ben Roethlisberger with a civil complaint accusing him of sexually assaulting her in July 2008. Ben Roethlisberger has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty."

"The timing of the suit and the absence of a criminal complaint and investigation are compelling evidence of the absence of criminal conduct. If an investigation is commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated."