Friday, August 7, 2009
Coworker: McNulty didn't seem 'upset'
ESPN.com news services
RENO, Nev. -- A former coworker of Andrea McNulty, who has filed a civil suit against Ben Roethlisberger for alleged sexual assault, said the woman bragged about having been with the Steelers quarterback.
In an affidavit filed Friday, former Harrah's employee Angela Antonetti said that Andrea McNulty never seemed "upset, stressed out or nervous" about what happened.
Later, Antonetti said McNulty told her she thought she might be pregnant by Roethlisberger and talked about going to Pittsburgh to try to "run into" him.
The lawyer for McNulty has given Roethlisberger more time to respond to the lawsuit.
Reno attorney Cal Dunlap said Roethlisberger's attorneys have until Aug. 21 to file their response.
McNulty worked as an executive VIP casino host at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. She said the quarterback lured her to his hotel room under false pretenses and raped her during a celebrity golf tournament last summer. She's seeking a minimum of $490,000 plus punitive damages.
The suit also names hotel officials as defendants.
On Friday, lawyers for two other defendants filed motions to move the case from Reno 50 miles south to Minden in Douglas County. They also filed a motion to challenge the judge randomly assigned to the case.
Neither Roethlisberger's attorney, David Cornwell, nor McNulty's attorney, Calvin Dunlap, were available for comment.
ESPN's Shelley Smith and The Associated Press contributed to this report.