Big Ben was hard to beat, both on and off the field. In July 2009, Andrea McNulty, a former hotel employee at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, filed a civil complaint against Roethlisberger for “sexual assault and crime” and “false detention”. His suit also named eight of his employees because they allegedly plotted to cover up the attack “after”. McNulty said that Roethlisberger raped her in her bedroom in July 2008 after asking her to fix a television in her bedroom that was not working. McNulty claimed that the attack occurred when the £ 6,540 plus Roethlisberger prevented her from leaving after finding that the television was working properly.
Roethlisberger and Harrah’s both denied the allegations, and the charges were ultimately dismissed after a former McNulty official claimed that McNulty boasted of “sleeping” with Roethlisberger and “talking” about going to Pittsburgh to try to “meet him”. “In September 2009, McNulty’s lawyer offered to drop the trial if the Steelers quarterback admitted he had attacked McNulty, donated $ 100,000 to a Reno charity for women victims of violence and wrote a letter of apology, the representative of Roethlisberger called The offer “bizarre” was refused, he said, the case was settled out of court in January 2012.
Although the NFL did nothing against the incident, it was not the last time that Big Ben was charged with sexual assault.