Roethlisberger’s attorney denies allocations

(Updated 7:14 a.m. 7-21) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and Ohio native Ben
Roethlisberger has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a woman in Nevada.
According to online court records, a defamation lawsuit was filed in Washoe County on Friday. Andrea
McNulty is listed as the plaintiff.
Details of the suit were not available late Monday night. Roethlisberger was one of nine defendants
listed in the online court docket report.
Roethlisberger’s attorney released a statement to several media outlets Monday night saying the two-time
Super Bowl winner was accused of sexual assault in the lawsuit by McNulty. Atlanta-based attorney David
Cornwell denied Roethlisberger sexually assaulted McNulty.
"This weekend Andrea McNulty served Ben Roethlisberger with a civil complaint accusing him of
sexually assaulting her in July 2008. Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea
McNulty. The timing of the lawsuit and the absence of a criminal complaint and a criminal investigation
are the most compelling evidence of the absence of any criminal conduct. If an investigation is
commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated," Cornwell said.
A phone message and e-mail from the AP to Cornwell were not immediately returned.
Attorney Calvin R. Dunlap, of Reno, filed the suit, according to court documents. A telephone message
left for him was not immediately returned.
Roethlisberger grew up in Findlay in western Ohio and played in college at Miami of Ohio.