Lawyer: strike alleged rape victim's statement

An affidavit from a woman who alleges being raped by Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger contains "nothing more or less than media grandstanding" and should be not be allowed as part of the record, a lawyer in the case argues in a court filing.

Margo Piscevich, (PIS-keh-vich) an attorney for seven Harrah's Lake Tahoe employees also named as defendants in the suit, said the woman's affidavit, filed last week in Washoe District Court in Reno, "is largely composed of immaterial, impertinent, scandalous conclusory allegations" that fail to meet the standards required under court rules.

In the same filing, she opposed an earlier motion by the woman's lawyer, Cal Dunlap, to amend his suit to name Harrah's corporate entity as a defendant.

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