Los Angeles police are investigating a woman’s allegations that NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends raped her while she was intoxicated, according to an LAPD spokesman.
News of the ongoing LAPD probe came to light as an attorney representing the woman in a civil case against Rose and the other men made a last-ditch appeal to the judge to conceal the woman’s identity.
The judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald, had granted the woman’s request to remain anonymous throughout months of pretrial hearings and court filings, saying she had a legitimate worry of harassment and threats if her name was released.
But Fitzgerald ruled last week that the importance of keeping courtrooms open to the public and of ensuring a fair trial for the three men meant the woman had to be identified during the trial, which is scheduled to begin next week.
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