NBA star Derrick Rose to testify in rape lawsuit
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.