NFL  > Pittsburgh Steelers  > Roethlisbergers Accuser quits job at Harrahs Cry for sympathy
November 5, 2009, 10:41 AM
This is the lastest artilce in the Ben Roethlisberger Drama. Cry for sympathy you be the Judge.

The woman who has filed a civil lawsuit against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger claiming he sexually assaulted her last summer has quit working for the Nevada hotel where she said the incident occurred.

Calvin R.X. Dunlap, the Reno-based attorney for the woman, last night confirmed that his client quit late last week because of "the way she was being treated" by managers at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, where she was a casino host.

She was not forced to quit, he said.

The woman sued Roethlisberger in July, claiming that he sexually assaulted her while staying at the Lake Tahoe hotel in 2008 for a charity golf outing. She also sued eight current or former employees of Harrah's, saying they protected Roethlisberger.

The Post-Gazette does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.

Dunlap said his client continued to work at Harrah's "from the time the incident happened until September [2008], when she started falling apart." The woman took numerous leaves for medical reasons between November 2008 and March 2009, when she returned to work.

"Her co-workers have been extremely supportive," Dunlap said. "But her employer made the situation impossible for her."

After months of filings between Dunlap's office and the attorneys representing Roethlisberger, the case is in limbo pending an appeal of the defense team's request for a change of venue. Dunlap has filed the case in Reno, Washoe County, but Roethlisberger's attorneys -- and those representing the Harrah's employees -- want the trial moved to Douglas County, where Lake Tahoe is. A Reno judge last month rejected the change of venue request.

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