After announcing they would not be pursuing the alleged rape charges against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger details of the police investigation are surfacing on the internet, including a previous incident in which the QB showed his Big Ben to another young woman before forcibly putting his hand up her skirt.
The Smoking Gun obtained a report that details the encounter that took place at Roethlisberger’s Lake Oconee, Georgia home after the woman, a 21 or 22-year-old employee of the Great Waters golf course, fulfilled her duties as designated driver and took the inebriated athlete home after a party.
After arriving at the home, Roethlisberger reportedly slammed the door, pulled down his pants and told the woman, “she could do whatever she wants.”
A week after the incident the woman was invited to a party at the Roethlisberger home during which Ben invited her to his bedroom to show her a new bed he had recently purchased. According to the Smoking Gun:
After asking her to lie down, Roethlisberger “was allegedly forceful” with the woman and “put his hand up [her] skirt.” After pushing Roethlisberger’s hand away, the woman went to leave the home, which angered the football star. The woman then “went home and told her father, but her father chose not to pursue the issue.”
The woman’s mother later told an investigator that her daughter did not want to pursue the case because she was “very concerned about her name getting out to the media.”
Here are the statements from the incident. The alleged victim’s name has been redacted so I have substituted “Jane Doe” for ease of reading:
On Monday, March 15, 2010, at approximately 3:20 p.m., SA RYAN CARMICHAEL interviewed LINC BOYER at the Milledgeville Police Department in Milledgeville, Georgia. During the interview BOYER essentially state the following.
BOYER is a part of the Explorers Program at the Milledgeville Police Department. After this case came about Boyer received information from a friend of his named [Jane Doe’s sister] (16 years of age). [Jane Doe’s sister] told BOYER information about [her] siste, JANE DOE. JANE DOE is 21 or 22 years of age, and JANE worked at Great Waters. JANE knew BEN ROETHLISBERGER. At a party JANE was a designated driver, and on one occasion drove ROETHLISBERGER home. At ROETHLISBERGER’S house JANE helped ROETHLISBERGER to the bedroom because ROETHLISBERGER was drunk. Allegedly ROETHLISBERGER would not let JANE leave, JANE was able to get to the front door of the house, but ROETHLISBERGER slammed the door. Allegedly ROETHLISBERGER pulled his pants downand told JANE that she could do whatever she wants. Approximately a week after this incident ROETHLISBERGER sent a text to JANE and said he was having a party and invited JANE to the house. At the house JANE ended up in ROETHLISBERGER’S bedroom, ROETHLISBERGER showed JANE a new bed, and asked JANE to lie down on the bed. During this ROETHLISBERGER was allegedly forceful with JANE, and put his hand up JANE’S skirt. Eventually JANE was able to push ROETHLISBERGER’S hand away, and JANE went to leave the residence. As JANE left ROETHLISBERGER allegedly became angry with JANE. JANE went home and told her father, but her father chose not to pursue the issue.
On Monday, March 15, 2010, at approximately 4:19 p.m., SA MONICA LING attempted to locate JANE DOE at [phone number]. A female answered the telephone and identified herself at [JANE’S] mother but would not state her name. SA LING advised who she was and that she was calling concerning speaking with JANE DOE in reference to a case SA LING was working. JANE DOE’S mother advised that if the case is in reference to BEN ROETHLISBERGER, JANE does not want to get involved. SA LING explained that someone had provided JANE’S name and stated that she may have pertinent information on the case. JANE DOE’S mother advised that she would provide JANE DOE with SA LING’S cell phone number and have her call back in reference to an interview. JANE DOE’s mother provided no further information at this time.
At approximately 5:53 p.m., SA MONICA LING received a telephone call from JANE DOE’S mother who provided her name as JANE DOE’S MOTHER. JANE DOE’S MOTHER advised that soon after speaking with SA LING via telephone via telephone earlier this date JANE DOE was approached at her job by another GBI Agent in reference to completing an interview. [This article originally transcribed by starcasm.net] JANE DOE’S MOM stated that she had not even provided JANE DOE with SA LING’S cell phone number yet because after speaking with JANE DOE she did not know if JANE DOE should complete an interview. JANE DOE’S MOM stated that JANE DOE is very worried about her name getting out to the media and on the internet. SA LING explained that the GBI does not provide witness or potential witness contact information to the media. SA LING also explained that JANE DOE’S name would be in the case file and at the end of the investigation would be subject to the Georgia Open Records Act. SA LING explained that the Georgia Open Records Act would allow the media or others to obtain a copy of the completed investigative file in which JANE DOE’S name would be listed. JANE DOE’S MOM advised that she would speak with JANE DOE in reference to that information and have JANE DOE make further contact with SA LING. No further information was provided at that time.
On Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at approximately 2:45 p.m., SA MONICA LING spoke with JANE DOE via telephone in reference to the case. JANE DOE advised SA LING that she did not think she wanted to come in for an interview but would call back at a later time to let SA LING know. JANE DOE advised that she was very concerned about her name getting out to the media. SA LING explained that the GBI would not provide her name to the general public or to the media. SA LING did state that after this investigation was over the case file would be subject to the Georgia Open Records Act requests and that JANE DOE’S name would already be a part of the file. SA LING explained that JANE DOE’S name was provided to SA LING by someone else and therefore that information would be documented in the case file. JANE DOE advised that she did not want to see her name on the internet or in the news currently. JANE DOE stated she would make contact with SA LING at a later time.
On Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at approximately 5:50 p.m., SA MONICA LING received a telephone call from JANE DOE in reference to this case. JANE DOE advised SA LING that she had spoken with her parents in reference to completing an interview with the GBI or other law enforcement and decided that she does not want to interview at all or talk to law enforcement. SA LING attempted explain to JANE DOE that her information would be confidential during the investigation and would only be subject to the Georgia Open Records requests after the investigation was completed. JANE DOE stated she understood but did not think that she wanted to be involved at this point. JANE DOE had nothing further to add at that point.