Judge is­sues tem­po­rary gag order in Der­rick Rose rape case

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

A judge on Thurs­day or­dered lawyers han­dling a rape law­suit against Knicks guard Der­rick Rose to tem­po­rar­ily stop talk­ing to re­porters, fault­ing at­tor­neys for ac­tions that have raised pre­trial pub­lic­ity about one of the NBA’s stars.

U.S. Dis­trict Judge Michael W. Fitzger­ald said Thurs­day he was in­clined to is­sue a longer gag order in light of pre­trial pub­lic­ity about the case, which has in­cluded in­ter­views with Rose’s ac­cuser and her at­tor­neys al­low­ing a let­ter con­firm­ing a police in­ves­ti­ga­tion of her rape al­le­ga­tions to be­come pub­lic.

Fitzger­ald told the woman’s at­tor­ney, Wau­keen McCoy, that his team’s fil­ing of the let­ter in the pub­lic court docket was “bor­der­line un­eth­i­cal.” He also said le­gal fil­ings from Rose’s at­tor­ney, Mark Baute, were tai­lored for the press and not to se­cure fa­vor­able rul­ings for Rose.

Rose is be­ing sued by a 30-year-old woman who ac­cuses him and two of his friends of gang rap­ing her in her apart­ment in 2013.

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