The friend of a woman who has accused NBA star Derrick Rose and his associates in a federal lawsuit of raping her while she was incapacitated testified Thursday that the plaintiff was very drunk in the hours leading up to the alleged assault.
In sometimes terse exchanges with attorneys for Rose and his friends, Jessica “Kendra” Groff testified that the plaintiff was so drunk at the athlete’s rented Beverly Hills mansion the night of Aug. 26, 2013, that she grabbed searing-hot stones out of a fire pit, blistering her hand.
“OK, she’s a little more intoxicated than I thought,” Groff said she realized at the time.
The plaintiff has accused Rose and his two friends, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen, of drugging her at the home and later driving to her apartment in Los Angeles, sneaking in and raping her. She is seeking $21 million.
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