Derrick Rose on civil lawsuit: ‘Very confident I will be proven innocent’

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CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose maintained his innocence Monday when asked about an ongoing civil lawsuit and rape allegations against him.

Speaking to the media Monday, Rose fielded a question about a civil lawsuit that was filed against him this summer. In the August lawsuit, an unnamed Jane Doe claims Derrick Rose and his friends, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen, drugged her, then later broke into her home and gang raped her in August 2013.

"I think you all saw everything that was put out ... it's not true," Rose said, adding, "I take it as motivation."

Added Rose: "The devil is working."

Rose had previously denied the allegations in August, when his attorney released a statement which read, in part, "The plaintiff's allegations are completely false and without any factual basis."

On Monday Rose echoed this sentiment, saying, "I'm very confident that I will be proven innocent."

The Bulls open their regular season Oct. 27 against the reigning Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers.


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