Derrick Rose says he doesn’t understand word consent: rape accuser’s lawyer

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CHICAGO -- The woman suing former Bulls star Derrick Rose for sexual assault, and her lawyers,  gave a telephone interview to the media about the case.

The accuser, only identified as "Jane Doe" in court documents did not reveal her identity to reporters.

According to USA Today, Jane Doe talked to reporters about the alleged rape for over an hour.

The woman has accused Rose and two of his friends of raping her on Aug. 27, 2013 at her Los Angeles apartment. She says they forced their way in after she drank so much she passed out.  Rose denies the accusations, saying the sex was consensual.

Toward the end of the interview one of her lawyers, Waukeen McCoy read from a deposition, where Rose was asked about consent.

Question: “Do you have an understanding as to the word consent?”

Rose: “No but can you tell me?”

Question: “I just wanted to know if you had any understanding.”

Rose: “No.”

The woman's lawyers say the Los Angeles Police Department has investigated the case, but criminal charges against Rose have not been filed.  Her lawyers want the NBA and the Knicks, Rose's new team, to discipline him.

The alleged victim has filed a civil lawsuit against Rose.  She's seeking $21.5 million in damages.

The case will be heard in a Los Angeles court on October 4.




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