This week, NBA star Derrick Rose is reportedly being sued by his ex-girlfriend who claims she was drugged and ganged raped by the Chicago Bulls player and two of his friends.
The woman, who is identified as Jane Doe in a civil lawsuit, filed the court docs on Wednesday in a Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging she and rose dated from 2011 to 2013. TMZ reports.
“During that time, [Jane Doe] claims 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 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.”
Now, Rose issued a statement on Thursday Rose to deny allegations that he had sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend in Aug. 2013:
“I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season,” Rose said in the statement. “I am not going to comment other than to say – I know the truth, and am confident I will be proven innocent.”
While many fans are saying he sounds guilty, Rose’s representative, Lisa Cohen, also backed up him against those claims as well.
“The plaintiff’s allegations are completely false and without any factual basis,” Cohen said in a statement. “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.”
The Bulls issued a statement saying, “We just learned about this matter and do not know all the facts,” but It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”
The victim, who claims she waited two years to file because she was “embarrassed and ashamed,” is suing for unspecified damages.
However, Cohen — who is also apart of Rose’s legal team — believes that the “case will be dismissed and Derrick will be vindicated.”
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