The woman who is accusing Derrick Rose and two of his friends of rape and suing them took the stand yesterday in court as Rose looked on. As he entered the court room, Jane Doe was already testifying and began to cry when she noticed him. The trial is scheduled to continue on Tuesday of next week.


Most of this case will rely on the jury believing the words of either Jane Doe or Rose since there was no physical evidence to support any rape ever occurred. She waited more than two years to file a police report and even that was after she filed her lawsuit.


The woman on Thursday testified that she went to Rose’s rented Beverly Hills mansion for drinks and got very drunk. She said she felt as if she had been drugged and does not remember much about the mansion or the evening.

She said she drank before going to the mansion, then had three or more shots of tequila after she got there.

“I just felt I was less in control, more goofy,” she said, adding that she had previously had tequila with Rose and felt as if it gave her strength. “This was the opposite.”

The woman testified that when she got home to her apartment, she vomited and passed out on her bed. Her lawsuit says the three men came to her apartment and raped her.

At one point, the lawyer for Rose’s two friends actually made a strange request to the judge that he force the woman to stop crying on the stand. “I’m not going to order the witness not to cry any more than I’m going to order her not to breathe,” said U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald.

It’s important to remember that none of these men have been charged with anything criminal, although police in Los Angeles say their investigation is ongoing.

The lawyers for the defendants in the lawsuit continue to poke holes in the woman’s story. They used a string of text messages as a timeline to question the woman’s story and whether she even drank enough to black out hours later. And they questioned how she had managed to send lucid text messages during that period — several of which invited Rose to her apartment.

“Whether you claim you were blacking out or not, you were using periods and sentences,” attorney Mark Baute said. “I don’t usually text like that,” she replied.

They said the woman gave lap dances earlier, performed oral sex on Rose and had sex with his friends before inviting them back to her apartment.

“There was no gang rape,” attorney Mike Monico said. “There was no rape at all.”

The woman’s lawyer pointed out that Rose took his condom with him when he left, as if he didn’t want to leave evidence behind but Rose’s lawyer countered with NBA players are instructed to flush their condoms down the toilet or take them so women can’t use the sperm to impregnate themselves.

There has already been multiple changes to the woman’s story, not too mention a close friend of hers testifying that she was actually bragging about sleeping with Rose and never mentioned being raped. That doesn’t put Rose in the clear because there are plenty of details that don’t shine too favorably on him either.

No word on when the trial is expected to conclude.