Derrick Rose Pushes To Make Accuser’s Name Public
Derrick Rose’s gang rape case is still going heavy day by day. Now, Derrick’s team is trying to force the judge to let the world know exactly who is bringing these charges forward against him, saying that since she has so much to say to the public about the incident in question, she doesn’t deserve any anonymity. Via TMZ:
Derrick Rose says he’s sick and tired of his rape accuser bashing him to the media — and he’s now begging a judge to force her to reveal her identity once and for all.
We broke the story, the NBA superstar is being sued by a woman using the pseudonym “Jane Doe” — who claims Rose and his friends gang raped her back in 2013.
Typically, the law allows someone who claims to be the victim of a sex crime to file a lawsuit under a pseudonym to protect their privacy rights.
But Rose has just filed new legal docs saying Jane Doe has abused the privilege by going on a “nationwide pretrial media blitz” over the past week … which included phone interviews and a news conference.
“Because Jane Doe and her lawyers are openly pandering to the media on a nationwide blitz tour, Ms. Doe should be precluded from using a pseudonym for any purpose, including media coverage.”
In the docs, Rose accuses the woman of trying to get the case to play out in the court of public opinion so she can get a “large and extortionate settlement payment.”
Generally in rape cases, the accuser’s name stays private for the VERY reason that sexual violation is a private matter, and the general public tends to put the victim on trial far more than the accused. The highly public circumstances of this one are definitely NOT like a typical rape trial…but will the judge really go for this reasoning? It will be very interesting to see how it all plays out.