Derrick Rose to testify in rape case

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LOS ANGELES — The lawyer for an ex-girlfriend accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and two of his friends of rape says he will call Rose to the witness stand after the defense finishes cross-examining his client.

Attorney Waukeen McCoy said Friday that Rose would be the next witness in the lawsuit seeking $21.5 million in damages from the point guard for the New York Knicks.

The woman is facing her second day of testimony and is under tough cross-examination.

The woman says she sued Rose to hold him accountable and denies she is doing it for money.

Lawyers for Rose presented text messages from the woman to a friend saying they needed to go find a wealthy man.

She also sent a text to a friend saying that since she had filed suit, they would return their TV and upgrade to a plasma screen.

Rose and the two friends deny the allegations and say they had consensual sex with the woman.