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LOS ANGELES (AFP) – NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends drugged and raped a woman in her Los Angeles home hours after she visited Rose’s rented Beverly Hills mansion, the woman’s lawyer told a federal court jury on Wednesday.
“Each of them took turns raping her, they don’t even know who went first,’’ attorney Waukeen McCoy told the jury in opening statements of his client’s civil lawsuit trial against Rose in US District Court.
Rose has denied the allegation and his lawyer, Mark Baute, called the $21.5 million lawsuit “a fake case’’ in which the woman was seeking a “lottery hit’’ of a financial payout from Rose.
Baute told jurors the sex that occurred during the 2013 incident was consensual, that the plaintiff was not drunk and that she had encouraged Rose through a series of texts to come to her apartment.