The accuser in the alleged Derrick Rose gang rape case will unmask herself when the civil trial starts. This after lawyers of the basketball star filed a motion that the accuser to use her real name as she has already gone on a nationwide media blitz.
Deadspin reported a federal judge ruled on the motion Tuesday that the Jane Doe’s real name be placed on the charges filed against Rose and two of his friends. The judge noted that the woman must use her real name if the trail would begin. One of the victim’s lawyer explained that the ruling was to give everyone a fair trial.
BREAKING: Judge in Derrick Rose lawsuit rules that sexual assault accuser must reveal her name at trial (via @washingtonpost).
— Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) September 20, 2016
Jane Doe accused Rose together with two of his friends of drugging and raping a woman inside her dorm two years ago. The woman has used anonymity when she filed the lawsuit to protect her privacy. A sex victim could use anonymity when filing a case to protect her privacy rights, but in the case of Rose, the victim went on a media interview frenzy talking about the case.
This pushed Rose’s camp to file the motion since the accuser has discussed “questionable” portions of the case that could jeopardize its outcome. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald has ruled that the accuser should disclose her real name as she has engaged in phone interviews and in a news conference.
The trial will begin on Oct. 4 and both parties will have their day in court to prove and disprove their claims on the story. The accuser explained that she had dated Rose back in 2013 but things turned sour in Aug. of 2014. Jane Doe narrated that Rose and two of his friends invited her to Rose’s house in Beverly Hills. She added that they slipped drugs into her drink and wanted to rape her. Doe continued that she managed to escape together a friend.
Derrick Rose says he's tired of his rape accuser bashing him to the media & wants her to reveal her identity. pic.twitter.com/qCKFhxFEx5
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 20, 2016
However, Doe added that Rose and his crew managed to follow her to her apartment where the alleged gang rape happened. She added that she was in no way to fend off her attackers as she was still dazed by the drug in her drink but could remember the faces of her assailants.
It took years for Jane Doe to get enough courage to file the case as she came from a very conservative family. She does not want to embarrass their name because of what happened to her.
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 20, 2016
Rose’s camp is questioning the accuser’s credibility to the fact of questioning her sexual behavior. Lawyers for the NBA star want to prove that the accuser has several sexual relations with other celebrities including two NBA players besides Rose.
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