The LAPD is going to want to have a word with Derrick Rose. The authorities confirmed that the New York Knicks point guard is the subject of a criminal rape investigation.
Rose is currently battling an unnamed accuser in court after she sued him for $21.5M. It is a civil suit, as the accuser never filed a criminal report with the police, while Rose maintains the group sex—two other men are accused of rape—was consensual.
Lawyers for the woman suing Derrick Rose and two friends for sexual assault filed a motion Sunday night arguing that the plaintiff should be allowed to keep her anonymity during the trial, both because there is an active criminal investigation by the LAPD into the alleged rapes and because the plaintiff has already begun receiving online harassment from fans of Derrick Rose.
Nadine Hernandez, a detective with the LAPD, confirmed to Deadspin that an investigation is ongoing, but could not elaborate on whether or not interviews have been conducted with the relevant parties. Rose did participate in a deposition for the civil lawsuit on June 17 that is filed under seal, parts of which are available in public court documents. Anything in that deposition could feasibly be used to aid a criminal investigation.
The accuser has been dragged through the mug, with a sports blog and social media commenters going as far as naming her.
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