Judge considers mistrial in Derrick Rose gang-rape lawsuit
LOS ANGELES — Testimony has resumed in the Los Angeles trial of a gang-rape lawsuit against NBA star Derrick Rose and two others as the judge considers whether to declare a mistrial.
Rose concluded testimony Tuesday under questioning by attorneys for the woman who filed the $21.5 million lawsuit claiming she was the victim of a sexual assault in 2013.
Rose is expected to return to the stand for questioning by his defense attorneys.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald has not indicated when he will rule on the mistrial requested by Rose’s lawyers.
They say the plaintiff’s lawyers did not disclose three text messages important to their case until Friday, when Rose was already on the witness stand.
The plaintiff’s lawyers say the texts were previously disclosed, and the judge told them to prove it.