Derrick Rose Cleared of Rape Charges in Civil Trial: Latest Details, Reaction

October 19th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose and his friends, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen, were cleared of all charges stemming from a civil rape lawsuit in a Los Angeles court Wednesday, according to the New York Post's Julia Marsh.

Marsh reported the jury came to a decision following three hours and 45 minutes of deliberation. 

She also provided an update from the courthouse after the verdict was read: 

Rose, Hampton and Allen were accused by a 30-year-old woman, identified as Jane Doe, who said the trio broke into her apartment, drugged her and raped her, according to the White Bronco's Daniel Werly. At the time the lawsuit was filed, Jane Doe sought $21.5 million in damages. 

Rose and his co-defendants maintained that the sex was consensual. 

Wednesday, The Athletic's Jon Greenberg caught up with two jurors who provided their take on the outcome: 

The Los Angeles Times' Joel Rubin later posted a striking snapshot of Rose posing for a picture with his attorney and one of the jurors: 

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