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« : September 30, 2009, 11:12:02 PM »

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP)—A Nevada judge denied motions by lawyers for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to dismiss a civil lawsuit alleging he raped a Lake Tahoe casino worker, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Washoe District Judge Brent Adams rejected arguments that the suit should be dismissed, saying the woman’s allegations make a “sufficient” claim that if proven, would entitle her to relief.

“The court recognizes that a motion to dismiss is only proper where it appears beyond doubt that the plaintiff could prove no set of facts which, if true, would entitle them to relief,” Adams wrote in the order filed late Tuesday.

Adams also refused to strike the woman’s complaint, finding that as written, it is not “unnecessarily salacious or graphic,” as argued by Roethlisberger’s lawyers.

The woman, a 31-year-old VIP hostess at Harrah’s, filed a civil suit in July, alleging Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her while he was at Lake Tahoe the previous summer to compete in a celebrity golf tournament. The suit claimed she was hospitalized for several months because she was traumatized after the alleged attack.

The woman’s suit seeks a minimum $440,000 in damages from Roethlisberger, unspecified punitive damages and at least $50,000 in damages from eight Harrah’s officials she accuses of orchestrating a cover-up of the incident.

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