Derrick Rose found not guilty in lawsuit claiming gang rape
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury cleared Derrick Rose and two of his friends of wrongdoing in a lawsuit claiming the three gang raped Rose’s unconscious ex-girlfriend.
The jury reached the verdict after hearing dramatically different accounts of the August 2013 sexual encounter.
Neither side denied the three men had sex with the woman, but the issue was whether she consented or was too intoxicated to do so.
Defense lawyers tarred the woman as a liar who tried to sway jurors through her tears to get at Rose’s fortune. They claimed she was angry he had dumped her and she set him up and brought the lawsuit in hopes of a big payoff.
The woman’s lawyer called the men “sexual deviants” and says they conspired to gang rape her after she was drunk and incapable of consenting to sex.
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