Accuser's lawyer wants list of Roethlisberger's sexual partners
A lawyer for a Nevada casino worker accusing Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her last year at a Lake Tahoe resort wants a list of every woman the Steelers quarterback has slept with and any who have claimed sexual misconduct on his part.
Reno attorney Calvin Dunlap filed the request late Tuesday as part of a court filing opposing motions to have the civil lawsuit dismissed. Dunlap also requested, among other things, Roethlisberger's telephone and e-mail records and for him to undergo psychiatric and physical examinations. His lawyers have suggested the same for his accuser, calling her "disturbed and calculating" and a "sex addict."
Dunlap declined to comment beyond the court filing.
On Wednesday, Roethlisberger's attorney, David Cornwell of Atlanta, rejected an offer by the woman to drop the lawsuit on the condition Roethlisberger admit to the sexual assault, give a written apology and donate $100,000 to charity.
"Her proposal is bizarre, and it insults women who have legitimately suffered from sexual misconduct," Cornwell said in a statement. "We will not participate in a destructive farce."
Cornwell couldn't be reached for further comment.
Last month, Roethlisberger's lawyers offered to pay the woman's legal fees and to not sue her if she cooperated in a case against Dunlap, whom they accused of knowingly filing a frivolous lawsuit.
The woman claims Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her July 11, 2008, at the Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino, where she worked as a VIP concierge. Roethlisberger was staying at the hotel while attending a celebrity golf tournament.
The Tribune-Review doesn't name alleged victims of sexual assault.
The lawsuit also accuses several Harrah's employees of participating in a cover-up scheme.
Roethlisberger has denied sexually assaulting the woman. His lawyers filed court documents stating that she boasted to co-workers about having sex with the football star and fantasizing about having his child.
Dunlap's latest court filing refuted those claims, saying his client obtained a "morning-after pill" to end any unwanted pregnancy. Dunlap also told a judge that he has a note from a Harrah's doctor indicating he was aware of the woman's claim and had inquired to see if there was a "corporate obligation" to report such an incident.
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