Derrick Rose’s Spokesperson Releases Statement On Rape Allegations
In a series of court documents garnered by TMZ, a woman stated that she was reportedly drugged and gang-raped by Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose and two of his friends a few years ago.
The woman, who’s being identified as “Jane Doe” within the documents and is suing the NBA player, stated she dated the point guard from 2011 to 2013 and during their relationship “he attempted to get her to perform various sexual acts for him, which she refused,” Bleacher Report states. Rose’s rep, Lisa Cohen, called the woman’s allegations “completely false and without any factual basis.” Read the statement below:
The plaintiff’s allegations are completely false and without any factual basis. This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete. Mr. Rose was in a non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship with the plaintiff for over two years. The plaintiff expressed no complaints about Mr. Rose until various lawyers began to surface and demand that the plaintiff be paid millions of dollars. … This is the third lawyer the plaintiff has retained in this matter. Two years have passed since Mr. Rose ended the consensual relationship with the plaintiff, and her claims are as meritless now as they were two years ago. We have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed and that Mr. Rose will be vindicated. This lawsuit is outrageous.
Through ESPN, the Chicago Bulls also released a statement: “We just learned about this matter and do not know all the facts. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”