Ben Roethlisberger Settles with Rape Accuser Andrea McNulty | BlackSportsOnline

Ben Roethlisberger Pays Off 2008 Rape Accuser Andrea McNulty to Settle Lawsuit

by Robert Littal | Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2012
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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.

First reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal, neither side is talking about the settlement.  Per the Associated Press, the plaintiff’s lawyer, Cal Dunlap said “the matter has been resolved.”

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.

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