It’s a good day for NBA star Derrick Rose. The New York Knicks player was just found not guilty of raping a woman back in 2013. According to reports, a Los Angeles Federal court found that Rose and his friends did not commit sexual battery, handing them a victory in their civil case.
Rose, Randall Hampton, and Ryan Allen had been accused of breaking into the woman’s Los Angeles apartment and having sex with her when she was incapacitated from a night of drinking and, she claimed, possibly being drugged by the men.
After roughly three hours of deliberations, the panel of six women and two men rejected those claims. They found instead that the evidence showed the woman, who had been in a relationship with Rose, consented to the late-night encounter in 2013.
Rose nor his friends will be liable for damages claimed by the woman on all three counts — trespassing, sexual battery and battery. The accuser was demanding $21.5 million – $6 million in compensatory damages and $15.5 in punitive.
No criminal charges have been filed in the case. The woman reported the incident to Los Angeles police two years after the alleged rape and LAPD officials have said they are continuing to investigate it.
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