Former Bulls guard and Chicago native Derrick Rose was found not liable in the charge of gang rape by a Los Angeles jury in a civil suit filed by his accuser over a year ago.
Rose and two friends, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen, were accused of nonconsensual sex by a former girlfriend of Rose in an incident that took place in August 2013 near Rose's summer home in California. She accused the three of breaking into her home and raping her while she was unconscious, while Rose maintained the acts were consented upon and maintained his innocence since the allegations surfaced right before training camp last season.
Rose was traded to the New York Knicks four months ago and missed over a week of training camp to be in Los Angeles for the trial, where he was being sued for $21 million for nine different crimes.
The jury of six women and two men took around three and a half hours to deliberate Wednesday afternoon before clearing Rose, Hampton and Allen of all charges. Details of Rose’s sex life emerged through the trial, and it’s unclear how much his reputation will be tarnished because of these allegations.
Rose said in a statement to The Associated Press that it was important to prove he did not do what he was accused of, even though he had to share private details of his personal life.