Derrick Rose to focus on his career after jury acquits him in rape case

Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 11:59 am    

Derrick Rose, a newly signed member of the New York Knicks, said on October 19 that he would concentrate on this season after he and two of his friends were acquitted of raping a woman back in 2013, a Channel 3000 article reported.

A federal jury decided to acquit the 28-year-old player and his friends Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen after the testimony the plaintiff provided was inconsistent. The victim, only identified as a 30-year-old Jane Doe, brought the $21 million civil complaint saying her former boyfriend, Hampton, and Allen raped her in a Beverly Hills mansion after spiking her drink. The woman, who is considering appealing the verdict, said she failed to notify authorities at the time because she was concerned that her family would learn what happened to her. Rose, who previously played for the Chicago Bulls, testified that “he had consensual sex” with the plaintiff.

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