Yesterday’s revelations that NBA and Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was named in a civil lawsuit alleging that he and his friends gang raped a former girlfriend were a shock to many, as the star has had no previous legal troubles. Today, through his lawyers, Rose denied any involvement in a rape, saying he and the woman had a consensual non-exclusive relationship for over 2 years. Rose’s lawyer, Lisa Cohen issued a statement on Rose’s behalf.
“The plaintiff’s allegations are completely false and without any factual basis. This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete.
Mr. Rose was in a non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship with the plaintiff for over two years. The plaintiff expressed no complaints about Mr. Rose until various lawyers began to surface and demand that the plaintiff be paid millions of dollars.
This is the third lawyer the plaintiff has retained in this matter. Two years have passed since Mr. Rose ended the consensual relationship with the plaintiff and her claims are as meritless now as they were two years ago.
We have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed and that Mr. Rose will be vindicated. This lawsuit is outrageous.”
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What the hell …
Even if it’s not true, for the allegations to become public, it’s not a good look.
Specifically, NBA star Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is being sued for unspecified damages by a woman who claims the NBA point guard and two of his friends drugged and gang raped her.
As reported by TMZ, the woman, who is being identified as “Jane Doe” says she and Rose dated from 2011 to 2013. During that time, Rose allegedly tried to pressure her to masturbate in front of him, allow him to have sex with her friends and engage in group sex with strangers, all of which she says she refused. Rose’s accuser says the two continued to date until August 2013, when Rose and two friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton (who is also Rose’s personal manager), invited her to Rose’s Beverly Hills house.
She says there, they slipped a drug into her drink with the aim of raping her.
The plaintiff says she escaped the house with a friend, but later that night, Rose and his friends broke into her apartment and gang raped her while she was incapacitated. She says she remembers only “flashes” of the incident, but can remember the defendants forcibly raping her.
“Jane Doe” says she waited for two years to file the suit because she was “ashamed and embarrassed” of what happened and concerned her “conservative family” would find out.
As of this posting, neither Rose or his legal reps have responded.