Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is at the center of an explosive lawsuit and the accusations against him are pretty ugly.

According to a report from TMZ, a former girlfriend of Derrick’s who has chosen to remain anonymous and come forward only under the name “Jane Doe,” has filed a lawsuit against him seeking unspecified damages on accusations that he was involved in drugging and gang raping her back in 2013.

The woman dated Rose for 2 years beginning in 2011 and says he attempted to pressure her to masturbate in front of him and allow him to engage in sex with her friends during the course of their love affair, although she maintains that she refused to do either.  Nevertheless, she says they continued dating until an incident in 2013, when she claims he slipped a drug into her drink after inviting her to his home for a party and attempted to rape her. The woman says she managed to get away initially, but says Rose and his friends broke into her house later on that evening and gang raped her while she was still under the influence of the drug he had allegedly put in her drink.

The initial question from many upon hearing this woman’s story was why she waited two whole years before coming forward. She says she was reluctant to share her story or file the lawsuit because she ashamed of what had happened and was also worried about her family finding out.

Rose’s lawyer has since responded to the lawsuit, depicting the woman off as money hungry and claiming that the allegations are completely untrue. The lawyer says that this is the third attorney the woman has hired in attempt to sue Rose since their breakup in 2013, telling TMZ,

“We have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed and that Mr. Rose will be vindicated. This lawsuit is outrageous.”

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls organization has issued the following statement on the accusations, choosing to refrain from taking a solid stance as the facts of the case continue to unfold.

“We just learned about this matter and do not know all the facts. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

Public reactions to news of the lawsuit and this woman’s story have ranged from disappointment in Derrick Rose to skepticism towards the validity of her claims.  What are your thoughts on these accusations, Clutchettes?


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  • LogicalLeopard

    In situations like this, what I want to know is….did you go to the police station first? I mean, it is a crime, and you should have it criminally investigated. The statute of limitations for rape should be well outside of 2 years, everywhere. So did she go to the police? That’s my question. Because people who rape people should be in jail, they shouldn’t just be broke. Do one, but don’t leave the other undone.

    • Ang

      Yes it is a crime. However, we all know what women go through after reporting a rape. Add fame and fortune to the mix and the woman is just about guaranteed to be ridiculed, harassed, and interrogated like a criminal about the incident, what she was wearing and her past. It’s really easy to say “just go to the police” from the outside looking in. But, people don’t think clearly after a tramatic event. Once you’ve showered or waited a few days most of the evidence is gone. Even after reporting the rape kits are sometimes inconclusive. Rich people have the money to hire lawyers that can get them off for crimes they actually committed. Ask any of Jonny Cochran’s clients. So then the woman has spent 2 years reliving a tramatic event, having her life scrutinize and the person walks away with his reputation in tact and people feeling sorry for him. I’m not saying that’s necessarily the case with this women. But the failure to report a rape is not an indicator of whether or not it happened. The burden of proof is lower in civil suits than criminal cases. In a perfect world rapist would be in jail and broker. But if making him pay financially is the only way to make it public I don’t have a problem with that.

    • LogicalLeopard

      You are very correct. The failure to report a rape is not an indicator of whether or not it happened. But, it does make me suspicious when a police report is never filed. Sure, rape victims have been through a lot of trauma. It’s amazing that any of them report it right away. But when you ARE ready to report it, like I said…..why not the police station first? I don’t know whether or not this woman went, because I don’t know. I’m just saying, I would think that’d be the first place you’d go, evidence or not, so they could start an investigation.