Derrick Rose Cleared in Rape Lawsuit, Poses With Juror
On Wednesday, NBA baller Derrick Rose and his two friends were cleared in a $21.5 million lawsuit, accusing them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.
Jurors reached the verdict concluding there was a lack of evidence to support the woman’s claims. A juror named Jared stated,
It felt like she was playing us. The second her lawyer started questioning her, she would start crying. I mean, granted, that could be realistic, but I feel l’m pretty good at reading people, and I felt as if it was false.
Afterward Rose was read a statement and later thanked jurors and posed for photos with along with his lawyer. He said in a statement,
I am thankful that the jury understood and agreed with me. This experience and my sensitivity to it was deep. I am ready to put this behind me and focus on my family and career.
The included testimony from the men about having group sex in Beverly Hills in the summer of 2013 and multiple sexual encounters throughout the night and into the next morning.
The woman denied having sex at Rose’s place, saying she had a few shots and felt drugged before going home. Her lawyer said the defense invented the story to make it look like she had willingly had sex with the men.
As previously reported, the accuser claimed that the incident happened early morning of Aug. 27 when she said the three men came to her apartment and had sex with her after she had passed out.
Defense lawyers labeled her as a gold-digging liar who wanted money from Rose.
The accuser buried her head in her hands as the verdict was read. She left the courthouse without commenting.