Updated Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4:40 p.m. EDT: It took a Los Angeles jury only three hours to determine that Derrick Rose and two friends—Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen—had consensual sex with a woman who claimed that the men gang-raped her, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Rose and the woman had been in an open relationship in 2013. The woman claims that in the early-morning hours of Aug. 27, the men broke into her apartment and raped her. Rose and his attorneys have always claimed that the sex was consensual and that the woman was upset that Rose broke off their relationship after she had sex with his friends.
Without much physical evidence, the jury in the civil case was forced to use testimony from both sides and a slew of text messages sent between the accuser and the men.
The jury reached unanimous verdicts on the three defendants separately, as well as on each of three allegations: trespassing, sexual battery and battery.
The accuser was seeking $21 million in damages. No criminal charges have ever been filed in the case.
Jury deliberations began Wednesday in Derrick Rose’s sexual assault civil trial.
According to ESPN, the all-white jury, consisting of six women and two men, will decide whether the woman accusing the New York Knicks guard and two friends of gang rape gave consent. Rose and the two men, all of them friends since they were teens in Chicago, have denied the woman’s rape claim.
All of the men allege that the woman not only gave consent but also initiated sexually suggestive acts earlier that evening.
The woman’s attorney, Waukeen McCoy, claimed that the defense was “slut-shaming” her by lying about behavior it says happened that night. McCoy added that she couldn’t have consented because she was passed out.
The men are being sued for $21 million. Rose’s attorneys have tried to paint the accuser as a gold digger, but her lawyer argued that this isn’t the truth. McCoy said that the woman only wants those responsible for the act to be held accountable. Rose’s attorneys claimed that the woman was upset that he dumped her after she engaged in sexual acts with his friends and that there is no evidence of a rape.
All parties are hoping for a quick decision by the jury, according to ESPN.
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