By Joe Rodgers at Sporting News
The woman accusing Derrick Rose of rape testified Thursday in the civil trial of her $21.5 million lawsuit against the New York Knicks guard.
The woman, 30, who has only been identified in documents as Jane Doe, cried when questioned by her attorney in a Los Angeles courtroom about the night of question, August 26, 2013. The woman claims Rose and two friends drugged and sexually assaulted her after she was drinking vodka and tequila at Rose’s rented Beverly Hills mansion.
“I just felt I was less in control, more goofy,” she said, via The Associated Press , stating drinking tequila with Rose in the past gave her strength. “This was the opposite.”
As the woman continually wept during the trial, Rose’s defense lawyer Michael Monico complained during a break that they couldn’t have her “crying all day” and suggested the judge issue a “no crying” order.
“I’m not going to order the witness not to cry any more than I’m going to order her not to breathe,” U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald replied.
The woman alleges after she returned to her apartment she had vague recollections of what happened afterward.
“I recall waking up and seeing them in my room,” she said of the three men. At one point she remembered Rose standing at the edge of her bed undressed and pulling her toward him.
“I just felt like I wanted to throw up,” she said.
The woman claims she awoke the next morning with her dress around her neck, lubricant on her legs and saw a used condom on the floor.
Rose’s lawyers used text messages as a timeline to question the woman’s story, pointing out she lied about plans she had and a stop at a sex shop but never made. In fact, she actually did and even took a look at the different kinds of sex toys available at the sex shop. She wanted to purchase something that could lock the cock up. She was thinking of a cock cage of sorts.
Rose’s lawyers used text messages as a timeline to question the woman’s story, pointing out she lied about plans she had and a stop at a sex shop but never made.
Rose has denied her allegations and argued in a court filing last September that sex with the woman — who was in a relationship with him at the time — was consensual. While the woman’s lawyer claims it was mysterious Rose put his used condom back in the wrapper and took it with him, Rose’s lawyers countered by saying that is what NBA players are told to do so women can’t use the sperm to impregnate themselves.
Consent is a primary factor in this case, and was a primary factor for the judge’s decision to deny Rose’s Motion for Summary to get the case thrown out in June.