Derrick Rose’s Ex-Girlfriend Accuses Him Of Gang Rape
In a newly filed lawsuit, Chicago Bulls point guard is accused of drugging and gang raping his ex-girlfriend.
According to TMZ, the plaintiff claims that the alleged assault happened two years ago. In her complaint, she says that Rose and two of his friends drugged her then broke into her apartment and took turns raping her while she was incapacitated. As for why she waited two years to come forward, the alleged victim, who is going by Jane Doe in the suit, says that she was “ashamed and embarrassed” that her “conservative family” might find out.
The alleged victim says that during the time she dated Rose from 2011 to 2013, he pressured her to masturbate in front of him, allow him to sleep with her friends and engage in group sex with complete strangers, all of which she says that she refused.
She claims that their relationship ended in August of 2013 when Rose’s friends, Ryan Allen, and Randall Hampton—who is also his personal manager—invited her to the athlete’s home in Beverly Hills. During the visit, the plaintiff says that the men slipped a drug into her drink with the intention of raping her. She was able to flee the home with a friend but alleges that the trio broke into her home later that night and carried out their plan. The plaintiff adds that she can only recall “flashes” of the assault and that she can’t actually remember the defendants forcibly penetrating her.
Rose’s attorney, Lisa Cohen, has responded to the lawsuit, which she insists is nothing more than “an attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete.” Cohen went on to say that the 2011 MVP and the plaintiff were in a “non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship for over two years.” Furthermore, Cohen insists that there were never any complaints from the alleged victim until lawyers began encouraging her to go after the 26-year-old athlete, adding that this is the third attorney the plaintiff hired to sue Rose.
“We have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed and that Mr. Rose will be vindicated. This lawsuit is outrageous,” said Cohen.
The plaintiff is suing for unspecified damages.