NBA baller Derrick Rose is officially in the clear in his longstanding legal battle with a woman who accused him of rape. In fact, according to the Blast, an appeals court has ruled to dismiss the case for good.
Back in 2013, an ex-girlfriend of the baller accused him and his friends of gang-raping her at her apartment, and sued for more than $21 million in damages. Three years later, a jury ruled in favor of Rose and two of his friends, claiming “nothing added up” in the case against them.
After the verdict, Jane Doe filed an appeal, demanding the verdict be tossed due to the judge’s own bad decisions on evidence in allowing photos, texts, and testimony to be presented in court. But now, after a longstanding legal battle between the two parties, a judge, once again, ruled in favor of Rose, rejecting Doe’s evidence argument.
However, according to The Blast, although the court sided with Rose in the case, they did deny Rose’s attempt to sanction Doe for the appeal, saying, “Although this Court affirms the district court’s evidentiary decision and the judgment of the district court, it does not find that Doe’s attorneys brought a frivolous appeal.”
But now, Rose is officially off the hook in the rape case.