New York Knicks Guard Derrick Rose is headed to court soon for a sexual assault case that he was involved in last year.
According to The Whitebronco.com:
Rose reportedly tried to get the case thrown out, but that request was reportedly denied this week.
The case stems from an alleged incident on August 27, 2013, according to the report. A former girlfriend alleges that Rose and two friends drugged her and gang-raped her. She brought the claim against him in August 2015.
According to thewhitebronco.com, Rose motioned for summary judgment on the case.
“This is not a rape case,” Rose claimed in May. “It’s pure and simple extortion by a plaintiff who does not want anyone to be deposed because every lay witness in the case will shred plaintiff’s story.”
Rose went on to claim that he had been in a relationship with his accuser for 20 months, and used text messages before and after the incident to claim that she had given her consent in the situation.
The California district court judge denied that claim because it remains unclear whether Rose’s former girlfriend consented to sex on the night in question.
“Plaintiff’s ability to send text messages after she left the Beverly Hills residence does not establish as a matter of law that she was able to consent to sex,” the court order states.
It all could lead to a tumultuous opening for Rose’s Knick career, since the case would open during training camp.