Derrick Rose arrives at Federal Court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.Credit: AP/Nick Ut
Lawyers for Derrick Rose and two friends say the woman accusing them of rape is a liar trying to trick jurors with her tears.
The attorneys said in closing arguments in the civil trial Tuesday that Rose’s ex-girlfriend faked the allegations to extort money from the NBA star.
The defense says the woman was angry Rose dumped her after she willingly engaged in sex with him and his childhood friends in August 2013.
Attorney Michael Monico says the woman had no evidence of rape, so she lied that she was too drunk to remember anything and tried to sway jurors with tears instead of evidence.
The woman’s lawyer says the defense was “slut shaming” her by lying about her behavior that night. Her attorney says she was unconscious and couldn’t consent to sex.
Attorney Waukeen McCoy said in his closing argument Tuesday that the woman is just seeking accountability, and he did not ask for a specific amount of money.
McCoy called Rose and the other defendants sexual deviants and said they laughed on their way home afterward.