Specific details in the Roethlisberger sexual assualt case

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    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_635353.html

    On not pursuing criminal charges: "(Plaintiff) was afraid of the consequences of reporting it to police authorities, since it was obvious to her that Harrah's and its personnel ... would side and support Roethlisberger."

    The fear of pursuing a civil lawsuit seeking unspecified financial damages obviously wasn't nearly as intense.

    The danger in her taking that route while ignoring the rather obvious tack of going to the police is that it fosters a disturbing implication: That this woman isn't interested in seeing Big Ben incarcerated so much as she is having him write her a large check.

    She also invites a belief that she perhaps is trivializing the horrifying and life-altering nature of rape by framing it more as a catalyst to a business transaction rather than a jail-worthy criminal offense.
     
     
     
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    Woman's affidavit supports Roethlisberger's denial of sexual assault

    The Nevada woman who in a civil lawsuit accused Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her last year boasted to a co-worker at that time of having consensual sex with the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and said she hoped he had impregnated her, according to a sworn affidavit filed in court in Washoe County, Nev., late Friday.

    Shortly after telling former co-worker Angela Antonetti about the tryst during a celebrity golf tournament at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, where both worked as casino hosts, the 31-year-old woman "expressed to me she was hoping for a 'little Roethlisberger,'" Ms. Antonetti said in her affidavit.


    Moreover, Ms. Antonetti said, the woman asked her to travel to Pittsburgh in August 2008 for a Steeler's game and to try to "run into" Mr. Roethlisberger. "I told her that she shouldn't try to chase Mr. Roethlisberger."


    Around the same time, Ms. Antonetti said, the woman asked her to obtain Mr. Roethlisberger's cell phone number from a Harrah's executive casino host. She said she told the woman it was inappropriate and improper to use Harrah's resources to try to contact the quarterback.


    The Post-Gazette does not identify people who allege to be sexual abuse victims.

    In the affidavit, Ms. Antonetti said the woman, in the summer of 2007, was upset about a married man ending a relationship with her. Shortly after that breakup, she told Ms. Antonetti she had 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 had perpetrated on her, an incident that made her "very emotionally distraught." Weeks later, she took a leave of absence from work from September until around Thanksgiving.

    Ms. Antonetti, who left Harrah's for a new opportunity as an executive casino host at the Atlantis in Reno, said the two had lunch in March. The woman told Ms. Antonetti she was going to sue Harrah's, that she had a great lawyer and "the lawsuit would be big news that I would definitely hear about."


    The woman's lawsuit against Mr. Roethlisberger also includes a number of fellow employees at Harrah's whom she claims tried to cover up the alleged assault.

    Ms. Antonetti said she was "absolutely shocked" on July 21 when she heard on the radio that the woman had claimed Mr. Roethlisberger had 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 the affidavit, part of a motion filed by two other defendants to move the case from Washoe County to Douglas County.



    The actual affidavit can be read here (from the Reno Gazette-Journal):

    http://rgj.com/assets/pdf/J714012387.PDF



    The article:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09220/989640-100.stm

     
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    Re: Specific details in the Roethlisberger sexual assualt case

    And now the "Paul Harvey Rest of the Story" begins to be told...  The part about the romance with the soldier was told by another woman as well.  Supposedly, this is why she sought therapy.  Of course, those who have already convicted Ben will insist this woman was paid off by the casinos and so on.  Who knows what the truth is, but I'm not hearing anything so far to eliminate my "suspicions" that his accuser is full of s*!t.

    Please Ben, don't settle this out of court.  Fight it!  I assure you that my advice has nothing to do with keeping a distraction for the Steelers around a little longer :^)
     
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    [QUOTE]Woman's affidavit supports Roethlisberger's denial of sexual assault The Nevada woman who in a civil lawsuit accused Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her last year boasted to a co-worker at that time of having consensual sex with the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and said she hoped he had impregnated her, according to a sworn affidavit filed in court in Washoe County, Nev., late Friday. Shortly after telling former co-worker Angela Antonetti about the tryst during a celebrity golf tournament at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, where both worked as casino hosts, the 31-year-old woman "expressed to me she was hoping for a 'little Roethlisberger,'" Ms. Antonetti said in her affidavit. Moreover, Ms. Antonetti said, the woman asked her to travel to Pittsburgh in August 2008 for a Steeler's game and to try to "run into" Mr. Roethlisberger. "I told her that she shouldn't try to chase Mr. Roethlisberger." Around the same time, Ms. Antonetti said, the woman asked her to obtain Mr. Roethlisberger's cell phone number from a Harrah's executive casino host. She said she told the woman it was inappropriate and improper to use Harrah's resources to try to contact the quarterback. The Post-Gazette does not identify people who allege to be sexual abuse victims. In the affidavit, Ms. Antonetti said the woman, in the summer of 2007, was upset about a married man ending a relationship with her. Shortly after that breakup, she told Ms. Antonetti she had 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 had perpetrated on her, an incident that made her "very emotionally distraught." Weeks later, she took a leave of absence from work from September until around Thanksgiving. Ms. Antonetti, who left Harrah's for a new opportunity as an executive casino host at the Atlantis in Reno, said the two had lunch in March. The woman told Ms. Antonetti she was going to sue Harrah's, that she had a great lawyer and "the lawsuit would be big news that I would definitely hear about." The woman's lawsuit against Mr. Roethlisberger also includes a number of fellow employees at Harrah's whom she claims tried to cover up the alleged assault. Ms. Antonetti said she was "absolutely shocked" on July 21 when she heard on the radio that the woman had claimed Mr. Roethlisberger had 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 the affidavit, part of a motion filed by two other defendants to move the case from Washoe County to Douglas County. The actual affidavit can be read here (from the Reno Gazette-Journal): http://rgj.com/assets/pdf/J714012387.PDF The article: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09220/989640-100.stm
    Posted by dkmurph[/QUOTE]

    That's all fine & dandy. The big issue is: did Big Ben take it, the pooon, without permission? I dont give a krap what this alleged friend of hers says, if he took it without consent, he's morally deficient. People turn into Bubbas girlfriend in the joint for taken the snaatch without permission. And Ben, if he's a tang thief deserves to be busted.   
     
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    Nothing short of a camera in the room, or a snaatch monitored by Brinks Snaatch Security will know what happened with 100% certainty.  However, if this other woman's story is credible, you wouldn't expect someone raped to be hoping she is pregnant and wanting to fly to Pitt to see Ben.  Then again, you wouldn't expect someone raped to have no concern about Ben's incarceration either.  I still smell something fishy.

    This new woman could also be a flaky witness.  Who knows.  Nonetheless, I'm surprised that some of the folks who had already convicted Ben haven't come on board to at least admit "perhaps" they are wrong.  Theplaintruth where are you?  How is this woman's sworn affidavit any less credible than the accuser's?
     
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    The fact is we do not know much about either of these women. But their credibility will be a key factor to any jury. The accuser has already shown she is unstable. They won't be able to use any of her therapist's records, though, as they are confidential. If this new "witness" is credible it could hurt the accuser's case badly. Of course, the plaintiff's attorneys will surely leave no stone unturned to try and find anything untoward she has done in her life. No doubt the people who believe Ben is guilty will suggest that either Harrahs or Ben himself is rewarding this new witness on the side for this damning testimony. However, if the defending counsel can show computer records as to this online "romance" with another "Ben", and somehow show that the accuser "went on with her life" (i.e. no problems at work, etc.), this will also damage her case. The fact she seeks money rather than legal punishment will already put doubt into the minds of prospective jurors. This new woman may seal the deal for them. One thing is for certain, there will be enough dirt dug up on all the parties involved to fill the Grand Canyon halfway to the rim! But unless they can prove this new witness is somehow "questionable", had a personal vendetta against the plaintiff, or she can somehow be tied financially to Harrahs or Ben, I'd have to determine the accusation was false, were I a juror. That's just my opinion on it, I'm sure others will feel differently. In any event, there will surely be a lot more (so-called) facts to come out before this is settled. Unless, of course, Ben decides to settle out of court. In light of this new "evidence", if I were him I would not even consider paying her off at this point. I'm sure there will be many more twists and turns to this story. Maybe we'll get lucky and Tomase will leak out some BS story of Ben being involved in another incident...the day before the AFCCG in Foxboro!!!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]The fact is we do not know much about either of these women. But their credibility will be a key factor to any jury. The accuser has already shown she is unstable. They won't be able to use any of her therapist's records, though, as they are confidential. If this new "witness" is credible it could hurt the accuser's case badly. Of course, the plaintiff's attorneys will surely leave no stone unturned to try and find anything untoward she has done in her life. No doubt the people who believe Ben is guilty will suggest that either Harrahs or Ben himself is rewarding this new witness on the side for this damning testimony. However, if the defending counsel can show computer records as to this online "romance" with another "Ben", and somehow show that the accuser "went on with her life" (i.e. no problems at work, etc.), this will also damage her case. The fact she seeks money rather than legal punishment will already put doubt into the minds of prospective jurors. This new woman may seal the deal for them. One thing is for certain, there will be enough dirt dug up on all the parties involved to fill the Grand Canyon halfway to the rim! But unless they can prove this new witness is somehow "questionable", had a personal vendetta against the plaintiff, or she can somehow be tied financially to Harrahs or Ben, I'd have to determine the accusation was false, were I a juror. That's just my opinion on it, I'm sure others will feel differently. In any event, there will surely be a lot more (so-called) facts to come out before this is settled. Unless, of course, Ben decides to settle out of court. In light of this new "evidence", if I were him I would not even consider paying her off at this point. I'm sure there will be many more twists and turns to this story. Maybe we'll get lucky and Tomase will leak out some BS story of Ben being involved in another incident...the day before the AFCCG in Foxboro!!!!!
    Posted by bubthegrub2[/QUOTE]
    Maybe it'll be an Irish jury pool, since Obama just named Mr. Rooney an ambassador.
    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/29737056/
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Specific details in the Roethlisberger sexual assualt case : Maybe it'll be an Irish jury pool, since Obama just named Mr. Rooney an ambassador. http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/29737056/
    Posted by jbolted[/QUOTE]

    Are you making racist remarks about the Irish?????????
     
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    Re: Specific details in the Roethlisberger sexual assualt case

    Brinks Sn*tch Security?

    That's just disturbing.
     

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