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Derrick Rose Under Criminal Investigation For Gang Rape

By Mae Rice in News on Sep 26, 2016 2:30PM

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Derrick Rose and two of his friends are under criminal investigation for gang rape in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department wrote in a letter obtained and published by sports law blog The White Bronco. The letter is addressed to lawyer Brandon Anand, who is helming a civil suit against Rose and his friends over the same August 2013 incident on behalf of Rose's accuser, referred to in documents as Jane Doe.

In the letter, the lead detective on the investigation writes that Jane Doe will remain anonymous throughout the investigation, and calls anonymity "an invaluable investigative aid." Anand may use the letter to contest a recent ruling that Jane Doe must reveal her name in civil court, according to ThinkProgress.

Rose, a Chicago native who played for the Bulls until he was traded to the Knicks this summer, was named in Anand's civil case back in August of 2015. That case goes to trial Oct. 4. As we noted back in October, the plaintiff in the case seeks $21.5M in damages.

In her civil case, Jane Doe alleges that Rose and his friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton, broke into her house and gang-raped her while she was unconscious. Rose's attorney Lisa Cohen, on the other hand, told TMZ that Rose and Jane Doe had a "non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship for over two years." Jane Doe has been widely referred to as Rose's ex-girlfriend.

The investigation is ongoing, and the LAPD has not filed charges against Rose, Allen or Hampton.