NBA player Derrick Rose has responded to a ex-girlfriend’s allegations that he gang raped and drugged her at the end of their two-year relationship. Rose denied that any of it was true in a recent statement.
“I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season,” Rose said in the statement to USA Today. “I am not going to comment other than to say – I know the truth, and am confident I will be proven innocent.”
Rose’s lawyer, Lisa Cohen, also says that the allegations are “completely false” and that the plantiff’s lawsuit is outrageous.
“This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete,” she said. “Mr. Rose was in a non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship with the plaintiff for over two years. The plaintiff expressed no complaints about Mr. Rose until various lawyers began to surface and demand that the plaintiff be paid millions of dollars. This is the third lawyer the plaintiff has retained in this matter. Two years have passed since Mr. Rose ended the consensual relationship with the plaintiff, and her claims are as meritless now as they were two years ago. We have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed and that Mr. Rose will be vindicated.”
The woman, only identified as Jane Doe, filed a civil lawsuit in a Los Angeles Superior Court against Rose on Wednesday saying that he gang rapped her with two other men after breaking into her apartment in 2013.