Derrick Rose Speaks On Being Cleared In Sexual Assault Civil Case

On Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 19), New York Knicks player, Derrick Rose, was cleared of all charges in a rape lawsuit, the Associated Press reports. The two other co-defendants, identified as Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton, were also found not liable by the court.

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“I am thankful that the jury understood and agreed with me,” Rose said in a statement. “This experience and my sensitivity to it was deep. I am ready to put this behind me and focus on my family and career.”

The August 13 case involved a woman who claimed Rose and his two friends gang raped her while she was “drunk and incapable of consenting to sex,” the AP states. Initially, the woman filed a $21.5 million lawsuit.

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Following the verdict, Rose’s lawyer, Mark Baute, slammed the media’s reporting on the case, stating that outlets were “biased against black men and black athletes.”

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