Roethlisberger case won’t move to Douglas County |

Roethlisberger case won’t move to Douglas County

A judge has denied a motion to move the civil sexual assault case against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Lake Tahoe casino employees from Reno to Douglas County.

Washoe District Judge Brent Adams in Reno on Wednesday ruled that one named defendants, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe executive Dave Monroe, has residences in both Douglas and Washoe counties and therefore Reno was a proper venue.

Adams also said there’s no reason to believe an impartial jury cannot be found in Washoe County or that moving the case would serve the interest of justice.

A 31-year-old Harrah’s VIP hostess accuses the two-time Super Bowl winner of raping her in his penthouse suite July 2008.

The suit also alleges eight former or current Harrah’s employees orchestrated a cover-up of the incident.

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