Bathroom Ben finally cleans up the first rape accusation that started him down that slippery slope where four women at one point or another accused him of sexual assault.
He has never been charged or arrested, so I will never call him a rapist.
It was definitely a pattern, that at worse made him a sexual predator and at best a poor decision maker. Here are the details of the settlement.
That’s common practice for the resolution of civil lawsuits. The formal document settling the claims routinely contains a confidentiality agreement, pursuant to which the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s lawyer agree that they will restrict any public or private comments to a simple statement that “the matter has been resolved.”
And so speculation will occur regarding the amount, if any, that Roethlisberger paid to make the case go away. In many cases, the defendant will agree to pay to the plaintiff the estimated amount of the cost of defending the case through trial. The formal settlement papers then will include a recognition that the payment does not reflect an admission of guilt or liability of any kind.