Because the incident occurred over 2 years ago, it is impossible to provide any DNA evidence of Rose’s role in the alleged sexual assault. This will make it very difficult for the prosecution to prove Rose’s guilt. Rose’s lawyer, Lisa Cohen, issued the following statement addressing the lawsuit:
“The plaintiff’s allegations are completely false and without any factual basis. This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete. Mr. Rose was in a non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship with the plaintiff for over two years. The plaintiff expressed no complaints about Mr. Rose until various lawyers began to surface and demand that the plaintiff be paid millions of dollars. This is the third lawyer the plaintiff has retained in this matter. Two years have passed since Mr. Rose ended the consensual relationship with the plaintiff, and her claims are as meritless now as they were two years ago. We have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed and that Mr. Rose will be vindicated. This lawsuit is outrageous.”
Rose also issued a statement of his own: “I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season. I am not going to comment other than to say—I know the truth, and am confident I will be proven innocent.”
Until we learn of more evidence and the lawsuit has been resolved, we will just have to sit tight and hope that Derrick Rose did not commit the horrible crime he is being accused of.