Jurors asked about rape case against Rose
Potential jurors in a $21 million rape lawsuit against NBA star Derrick Rose filled out questionnaires asking them what they have heard about the case, what their favorite basketball team is and more.
Potential jurors in a $21 million rape lawsuit against NBA star Derrick Rose filled out questionnaires Tuesday asking them what they have heard about the case, what their favorite basketball team is and whether they can set aside their own sexual morals and biases.
Rose was not in the Los Angeles courtroom on the same day the New York Knicks’ preseason begins in Houston. But his two friends and the woman the trio are accused of gang-raping appeared for the start of jury selection.
Rose and the woman, identified so far only as Jane Doe, had dated on and off in the two years prior to the August 2013 incident at her apartment. Rose and his friends denied the allegations and said the sex was consensual.
“I feel like I’m innocent, and I feel like I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rose told reporters two weeks ago.
In addition to overshadowing Rose’s attempts to bounce back from injuries that sidelined him the past few seasons, the case threatens to expose details of his sex life, including text messages discussing his desire to have group sex.