Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Derrick Rose was cleared of all rape accusations by a California jury last month. Many thought the case was all over and we wouldn’t be hearing about this anymore. Many hoped the New York Knicks new point guard would get back to basketball. But those in the legal field warned everyone, if the accused loses prepare for an appeal.

Last week Rose filed a motion to get $70,000 from the accuser. Now this accused has filed back with a formal appeal of the decision. Her reason has something to do with the jury, a jury Rose took pictures with following the end of the trial.

The Associated Press reported the following, courtesy of ESPN.

The ex-girlfriend who lost her lawsuit accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends of rape has appealed.

The appeal filed Thursday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says pertinent evidence was excluded and jury instructions were tainted.

Jurors cleared the Knicks player and his friends last month in Los Angeles federal court after the men testified that the woman willingly had sex with them.

The woman was seeking $21.5 million in the suit that claimed the men gang raped her while she was incapacitated from booze or drugs and unable to consent to sex.

Jurors said they found the woman’s account hard to believe and didn’t think there was enough evidence to support her claims.

Rose is seeking $70,000 in expenses from the woman.


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