The Derrick Rose gang rape allegations can’t be ignored forever
Since he entered the NBA in 2008, Derrick Rose has enjoyed a reputation as a hard-working, humble young man who survived Chicago’s mean streets to become a role model and pro basketball star.
In less than three weeks, he’s scheduled to stand trial accused of being something else: a rapist.
Rose and two friends allegedly gang-raped an unidentified woman in August 2013. She filed a civil suit against Rose and his friends, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen, in August 2015. She seeks $21.5 million in damages.
That was over a year ago. The case has made surprisingly few ripples since, considering the tawdry and scandalous allegations being leveled against the 2011 NBA MVP. It’s gotten such scant attention, in fact, that Rose’s legal team this August argued his accuser should be identified in court, because “the media has to some degree lost interest in the case.” Read more…