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Bull’s Derrick Rose Faces Rape Allegations
By Amanda Scurlock Contributing Writer
Published September 3, 2015
Rose averaged 17.7 points and 4.9 assists during the 2014-2015 season, according to the NBA (Darron Cummings/AP)

Rose averaged 17.7 points and 4.9 assists during the 2014-2015 season, according to the NBA (Darron Cummings/AP)

Chicago Bulls All-Star point guard Derrick Rose is being sued by a former girlfriend. The woman is accusing him of drugging, sexual assaulting and gang raping her, according to Deadspin. The women, known as “Jane Doe” in the complaint she filed, is seeking a money judgement for mental anguish and loss of wages, according to CBS Sports.

The complaint names 13 defendants, including Rose. Rose’s lawyer Lisa Cohen stated that the allegations lack “any factual basis.”

“The plaintiff expressed no complaints about Mr. Rose until various lawyers began to surface and demand that the plaintiff be paid millions of dollars,” Cohen said. “This is the third lawyer the plaintiff has retained in this matter.”

Court documents note that the plaintiff and Rose started dating in 2011 and they had a two-year relationship. The woman met with Rose approximately 20 times between 2011 and 2012. They would meet five more times during 2013, which concluded with the plaintiff’s alleged rape, according to Sporting News.

In the complaint, the plaintiff also stated that she went to Chicago with Rose in May 2013 and had dinner with a friend “at his house after the game he played in ended.” Rose suffered from a torn ACL during the 2012 play-offs, causing the point guard to miss the entire 2012-2013 season, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The 2012 league MVP received no criminal charges because the plaintiff “did not wish jail time” on him, according to Sporting News.

“I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season,” Rose said in regards to the allegations. “I am not going to comment other than to say: I know the truth and I am confident I will be proven innocent.”


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