By Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet
A Los Angeles Jury cleared all charges of alleged gang rape and sexual assault against New York Knicks Point Guard Derrick Rose.
The civil law suit was filed by a 30-year-old female whose name is unknown at this time, claiming Rose and his friends Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen broke into the female’s apartment and raping her while she was drunk on Aug. 27, 2013.
Both Rose and his two friends said it was consensual.
Rose’s lawyer Mark Baute stated in his final testimony that the victim is a “liar” who was only suing for the money. “These guys are so far from trespassers and rapists, it’s almost comical.” He concluded.
The female’s lawyer, Waukeen McCoy, described the situation as “a classic gang rape,” calling Rose and his friends, “sexual deviants.”
It is clear that Rose is innocent of the charges, but now we have to see what the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Rose’s endorsements feel about the result of the trial.
Rose, according to the New York Knicks, is allowed to start the franchise’s first game of season against the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 25.
According to ESPN, Rose will attend the next three practices for the Knicks and is expected to start Tuesday night.