We got an update about the Derrick Rose sexual abuse case that’s set for trial next year. Come inside and find out what the alleged (we must use the term for legal reasons) victim is demanding….
there’s been a major update in the Derrick Rose rape lawsuit from a few weeks ago. Here’s a quick refresher: An anonymous woman filed a lawsuit against the NBA baller accusing him and his friends of gang rape. She says that in 2013 they drugged her, broke into her L.A. apartment and then gang raped her while she was passed out. Derrick refutes her story.
A few days later, Derrick Rose filed his own papers and he says that night in 2013 went a little differently. He claims the alleged victim “consented to sexual interaction with more than one co-defendant on more than one occasion, consented to sexual interactions on the day in question, and invited the defendants to her apartment and buzzed them in.” He also claims was pissed off that he wouldn’t reimburse her for a sex toys she purchased and that he ignored her texts afterwards.
He released this statement:
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.”
Now we’ve learned that the case is indeed heading to trial (in late 2017) and the accuser is asking for $21.5 MILLION ($6 million in compensatory damages and $15.5 in punitive).
Meanwhile, Derrick is playing with the Bulls (he signed a 5 year contract worth $94.3 million back in 2011). On Tuesday, he led them to a 97-75 victory over the Cavs…..in spite of his limited vision. During practice a few weeks ago, his took a hit to the eye and has been dealing with blurred vision since then…..
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