Derrick Rose was sued by a woman for $21 million.
She claimed that Rose and his associates gang-raped her. Rose vehemently denied the accusation and instead of settling out of court, he decided to fight it.
In 2016 a jury ruled in favor of Rose.
His accuser immediately appealed the decision, but according to The Blast that appeal has been denied.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the appeals court ruled that the lower court verdict, which dismissed the case against the NBA star, will be affirmed.
Lawyers for Rose and his accuser battled it out before the court last month and the judges took a couple weeks to reach their decision.
The order states the lower court did not rule in error when allowing photos, texts, and testimony to be presented in court, despite Jane Doe’s argument none of it should have been shown.
Back in 2016, a jury found the NBA star and his two friends not liable for the alleged gang rape of Rose’s former girlfriend. The jury consisted of eight members – six women and two men.
According to reports, the jurors were unanimous in their decision on the first vote. They explained that “nothing added up” and therefore it was a quick discussion before they read their verdict in the courtroom … after only hours of deliberation.
How Rose should be viewed because this case has varied. Rose admitted in depositions he didn’t know what the word consent meant, but there was also text messages from the accuser saying she was trying to extort Rose.
In the end, people will have to decide who to believe, but from a legal perspective there was never a criminal complaint and the civil side has gone in favor of Rose.
Flip the page for some of the evidence from the case.