Jane Doe Said She Was In Shock And A State Of Denial
Depending on where you stand, some new information about the Derrick Rose case either looks really good or really terrible. TMZ found a police report Jane Doe filed after the incident where it’s alleged Derrick Rose and his friends gang raped the young lady. The problem? The police report wasn’t filed until two YEARS afterward. Granted, it’s not unusual for women who’ve been raped to take a while to walk through the legal procedures. Unfortunately, some might look at this as a ploy for that young lady to try and get one over on the former Chicago Bulls player.
The accuser in the Derrick Rose rape case filed a police report with the LAPD two years after the alleged incident … after she had already sued the NBA star in civil court … TMZ Sports has learned.
We broke the story … a woman identified as Jane Doe is suing Rose for more than $20 MILLION, claiming he and friends gang raped her in 2013 after a night of partying.
The obvious question … why didn’t she go straight to police?
We asked her attorney, Brandon Anand, who says there’s a perfectly logical explanation.
“She was scared and didn’t know what happened. She was in a state of shock and denial.”
Doe filed her lawsuit in August 2015. Law enforcement sources confirm she filed her police report AFTER she filed her lawsuit.
Anand says he can explain that too … the statute of limitations on civil suits was winding down and they wanted to file the lawsuit before time ran out. After that, they filed the police report.
We’re told Doe tried to reach a settlement with Rose before she took legal action — “but [Rose] didn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing,” so she decided to get the authorities involved.
The civil trial is set to begin in October. The criminal investigation is ongoing.
We reached out to Rose for comment. So far, no word back.
What do you make of this new information? In your eyes, does it make her less or more credible?