All Ben Roethlisberger's accuser wants is an admission

It doesn't appear there will be a resolution in the civil lawsuit against Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger anytime soon.

Roethlisberger's side demanded the lawsuit be dropped back in August based on 18 pages of emails and texts they obtained from McNulty to a male friend.

Now McNulty's side is firing back by saying they'll drop the lawsuit if Roethlisberger admits the rape, apologies and donates $100,000 to the Committee to Aid Abused Women, a nonprofit organization based in Reno that offers support to domestic violence victims.

McNulty's lawyer Cal Dunlap wrote in a letter to Roethlisberger's team (which he asked to have added to the court record): "[Roethlisberger's lawyers] have a total misconception of what motivates our client. She is a victim of sexual assault who, as with all such victims, was violated in every sense of the term."

The lawsuit is seeking a minimum of $440,000 in damages from Roethlisberger and at least $50,000 from eight Harrah's officials who are accused of orchestrating a cover-up.

David Cornwell, Roethlisberger's attorney, said they will not accept the offer. 

"This case is about Ms. McNulty's contemporaneous statements and conduct that prove her allegations are false," Cornwell said. "Against, this backdrop her proposal is bizarre. We previously offered Ms. McNulty a graceful exit. Now, we will continue to press our defenses and claims and pursue our application for sanctions."

 

Tags: Ben Roethlisberger , Cal Dunlap , Andrea McNulty , David Cornwell , Pittsburgh Steelers

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NFL video

advertisement | advertise on newsday