Settlement Reached In Civil Suit Against Ben Roethlisberger From 2008 Rape Allegation

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A settlement has been reached in a civil case between Ben Roethlisberger and a woman who accused him of raping her at a Lake Tahoe Harrah’s hotel-casino in 2008.

At the time, Roethlisberger was in town to participate in a celebrity golf tournament. The woman was a VIP casino hostess and claimed Roethlisberger allegedly lured her to his room under the guise of fixing his television.

The woman said she never filed a criminal complaint because she feared Harrah’s would side with Roethlisberger and she would be fired.

She filed a civil suit in 2009 seeking a minimum of $440,000 in damages from Roethlisberger and at least $50,000 in damages from the Harrah’s officials and an unspecified amount in punitive damages.

Terms of the settlement were not released.