It looks like Derrick Rose has to fight allegations of gang rape, in addition to him fighting the injury bug, and trying to get back on the basketball court. He’s hoping that these allegations won’t take him to another type of court.
Derrick Rose is being sued by a woman who claims the NBA point guard and two of his friends drugged and gang raped her.
As reported by TMZ, the woman, who is being identified as “Jane Doe” says she and Rose dated from 2011 to 2013. During that time, Rose allegedly tried to pressure her to masturbate in front of him, allow him to have sex with her friends and engage in group sex with strangers, all of which she says she refused.
Rose’s accuser says the two continued to date until August 2013, when Rose and two friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton (who is also Rose’s personal manager), invited her to Rose’s Beverly Hills house. She says there, they slipped a drug into her drink with the aim of raping her.
The plaintiff says she escaped the house with a friend, but later that night, Rose and his friends broke into her apartment and gang raped her while she was incapacitated. She says she remembers only “flashes” of the incident, but can remember the defendants forcibly raping her.
“Jane Doe” says she waited for two years to file the suit because she was “ashamed and embarrassed” of what happened and concerned her “conservative family” would find out.
Rose and his legal reps have responded to these claims by saying that this is an obvious “money grab” by Rose’s ex.
Rose’s attorney Lisa Cohen tells TMZ Sports the lawsuit is “an attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete.”
Cohen adds the plaintiff and the Chicago Bulls superstar were in a “non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship for over two years” … and there were never any complaints until lawyers started telling her to go after Rose for a payday.
Cohen claims this is the third attorney the plaintiff hired to sue Rose.