NBA star Der­rick Rose to tes­tify in rape law­suit

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

LOS AN­GE­LES >> The lawyer for an ex-girl­friend ac­cus­ing NBA star Der­rick Rose and two of his friends of rape said Fri­day he will call Rose to the wit­ness stand after his client wrapped up her tes­ti­mony.

At­tor­ney Wau­keen McCoy said Rose would be the next wit­ness in the law­suit seek­ing $21.5 mil­lion in dam­ages from the point guard for the New York Knicks.

The woman who ac­cuses Rose and the friends of gang rap­ing her was un­der a sec­ond day of tough cross-ex­am­i­na­tion that sug­gested she had sued for money.

“I didn’t wish him any harm, I wanted him to be ac­count­able,” she said, deny­ing she did it for money.

De­fense lawyers pressed her to ex­plain why the law­suit was seek­ing $21.5 mil­lion and how her first text mes­sages to Rose after the in­ci­dent were about be­ing re­im­bursed for cab fare and a “sex belt” she had given him.

Like many of her an­swers over two days, many re­sponses were vague.

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