rose lawyer wants mistrial
LOS ANGELES — A lawyer for Derrick Rose asked a judge Friday to declare a mistrial in a lawsuit that accuses the Knicks guard and two friends of raping his ex-girlfriend while she was incapacitated. Attorney Mark Baute said the woman who filed the suit had failed to turn over a profane text message from the early morning of the alleged assault Aug. 26, 2013.
The woman alleges that after that text was sent, Rose and his friends entered her apartment and assaulted her as she lay drunk and semiconscious on her bed. Rose testified Friday that he interpreted earlier text messages from her as consent to have sex later, though no text specifically mentioned sex, and he did nothing wrong. He and his friends have said the woman willingly had sex with all three. The judge said he'd consider the mistrial request Tuesday when Rose returns after a Monday preseason game in New York. The woman testified for a second day. She said she sued Rose to hold him accountable and not for money. The Tampa Bay Times isn't naming her because it generally doesn't identify people who say they are sexual assault victims.
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