The Los Angeles Police Department has an open criminal investigation going into New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose for the alleged gang rape of a woman in 2013.
According to Deadspin, the LAPD has confirmed that Rose is under criminal investigation. The news comes just weeks after a Los Angeles judge ruled that Rose's accuser could not remain anonymous during the civil trial slated to begin Oct. 4.
Rose indicated he had not learned of the criminal investigation until media brought it to his attention during the Knicks media day Monday.
"I feel like I’m innocent … I feel like I didn’t do anything wrong," Rose said, adding that he had not been contacted by the police, the New York Daily News reports.
An LAPD detective is expected to testify that the accuser "exercised her right to confidentiality" when filing the report in hopes that the civil court judge will change his ruling that the 30-year-old woman's identity must be revealed during the proceedings.
"I didn't know the difference between civil and criminal and all the different concepts and language of the law," the accuser said during an interview with the Daily News. The woman added that she initially didn't come forward about the attack because she believed she would have to reveal her identity. "But I knew that if I came forward to the police, my identity would be revealed and I would have no control of the case and what was required of me."
The woman says that in the early morning hours of Aug. 27, 2013, Rose and two friends entered her apartment and raped her while she was unconscious. Rose says the sex was consensual.