The latest on Derrick Rose’s gang-rape issue
Derrick Rose‘s sexual assault case will go on trial the same day as the NBA preseason kicks off on October 4.
The newly-acquired point guard of the New York Knicks‘ unnamed ex-girlfriend has accused him of gang-rape and the case filed against Rose, amounting to $22 million, was approved back in October by a California judge.
As the trial draws closer, more information have been revealed about the circumstances surrounding the incident. The 2011 MVP claims that he and the plaintiff have had a 20-month long sexual relationship and he has called the woman a “sexual aggressor” for allegedly buying a sex toy and going to his house at 1 a.m. to have intercourse.
In the filed deposition last Monday, Rose admitted to pressuring the accuser of having a foursome and to send him videos of her masturbating. But on Wednesday, New York Daily News reported that the Memphis product stated the encounter was consensual.
The 27-year-old added this to his court papers he filed:
“This is not a rape case. It’s pure and simple extortion by a plaintiff who wants to hide behind the cloak of anonymity while seeking millions in damages from a celebrity with whom she was in a long-term nonexclusive consensual sexual relationship.”
Clearly, this case has a long way to go and the chances of having a settlement appears to be close to not impossible.
If there’s one thing the Knicks and Rose’s fans hope for, it’s that this does not cause him unwanted distraction this coming season as a lot of expectations are on his shoulders to once again bring a winning culture to a team that has missed the playoffs the past three seasons.