FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, New York Knicks basketball player Derrick Rose arrives at U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles. The lawsuit alleging NBA star Rose and his friends raped an incapacitated woman is all about consent. Jurors who return to court Tuesday, Oct. 18, for the civil trial will have to determine whether the woman agreed to sex or was too incapacitated to do so. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
New York Knicks Player Vindicated In Gang Rape Case
NBA star Derrick Rose has headed back to court in the gang rape lawsuit to demanding the judge order his accuser cough up more than $70,000 in legal bills to him.
Rose filed paperwork asking the courts to force his accuser to cover the costs him having to prepare his defense against the woman in her $21.5 million lawsuit.
Last month, a jury found the NBA star and his two friends not liable for the alleged gang rape Rose’s former girlfriend. The jury consisted eight members – six men and two women.
According to reports, the jurors were unanimous in their decision on the first vote. They explained that “nothing added up” and therefore it was a quick discussion before they read their verdict in the court room, only after just hours deliberation.
The woman at the center the case accused Rose and his friends gang raping her at her apartment back in 2013. She filed suit demanding $21.5 million in damages.
Then on November 4th, Rose filed docs in the case demanding the woman be ordered to pay him $70,917.16 to reimburse him for the costs defending himself.
He explained the accuser should be on the hook for $646 in filing fees, $9,569 in fees for service process, $14,181.32 for reporters transcripts, $15,335.95 for depositions, $8,743 for witness fees, $2,260 for interpreters and translator fees, $5,699.39 for certification and reproduction documents costs and $14,047.50 for “other costs.”
Rose said what’s included in the “other costs” are $4,890 in mediation fees that he spent for two unsuccessful mediation sessions.
During his eight seasons with the NBA he reportedly was paid more than $94 million dollars and he has a 13-year million dollar contract with Adidas worth a reported $185 million.