The newest Knick will arrive on Broadway with a civil sexual assault lawsuit hanging over his head, but Derrick Rose vows it isn’t a rape case.
That’s what he said in early May, when he asked a judge to have the parents of the woman who is accusing him of rape to be deposed. The woman, a sexual partner of Rose referred to as “Jane Doe” in court documents, accused the Knicks’ new point guard and two friends of drugging and gang-raping her in August 2013. The allegations came down last August.
Rose wants to question the parents about their daughter’s religious upbringing, according to the report, and claims the plaintiff in the $21.5 million lawsuit withheld text messages that showed their sexual relationship was in fact consensual.
“This is not a rape case,” Rose said in the May filing. “It’s pure and simple extortion by a plaintiff who does not want anyone to be deposed because every lay witness in the case will shred plaintiff’s story.”
The woman filed a civil complaint that included claims of sexual battery, battery, trespassing, conspiracy, gender violence and emotional distress rather than a criminal complaint in fear of retaliation, according to the report.