No charges filed.

-{Update}-

A few more tidbits

Roethlisberger maintains his innocence, but apologizes to his family and fans for the negative attention.

Alleged victim requested that the DA did not pursue the taste.

The rape kit proved to be “inconclusive.”

No indication of a civil suit. It really appears that money was not the motive here.

-{Update II}-

Indication of a civil suit. Or an intended settlement, at least.

Another accusation.


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4 Responses to Roethlisberger Concluded

  1. rob says:

    I’ll agree that having sex with a drunk consenting woman is sometimes wrong. I don’t think it’s wrong enough to lock someone in a cage for five plus years.

    For a regular person, I’d consider two independent accusations of sexual assault as pretty good evidence that he did both. For a famous person though, the accusations were probably not independent. Woman 2 probably knew woman 1 had made an accusation.

    Also, I’m more likely to believe an accuser who wants the perpetrator punished over one who wants monetary compensation. Crimes like rape are crimes against the people as well the particular victim. The fact that the first accuser wants money instead of Roethswhatever put in prison, it isn’t proof of a made up allegation, but it hints a little.

    All that said, if he did sexually assault the second woman, it’s a shame he won’t get to go to prison.

  2. Sheila Tone says:

    “Alleged victim requested that the DA did not pursue the taste.”

    Delicious though it was …

  3. trumwill says:

    I make the goofiest mistypes.

  4. rob says:

    Stone, how ’bout a free legal opinion?

    When a potential criminal defendant pays his accuser not to pursue a criminal case, how is that not either blackmail on the accuser’s part, bribery by the accused, or both?

    I have sympathy for victims who want both justice and compensation. I’m sympathetic to victims who think a trial won’t lead to conviction as well. It seems like the state has a compelling interest in not letting rich people pay their way out of crime sprees. Is it because legislators’ tend to be the kind of people who want the bribery option open?

    With three accusers, I’m on the he assaulted unconsenting women it side of things.

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