Derrick Rose asserts that he and his fellow defendants are “entitled” to “expenses they necessarily incurred in defending themselves against…false claims.”
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8:40 PM
Derrick Rose was cleared in his civil trial, and now he’s seeking damages.
In a new California court filing, Rose asserts that he and his fellow defendants are “entitled” to “expenses they necessarily incurred in defending themselves against…false claims” brought by the woman who accused Rose, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen of drugging and raping her in 2013.
Rose also states that the woman’s “aggressive pursuit of false claims…have taken an enormous, costly and irreparable toll on (him) and his public image and reputation.”
On Nov. 5, Rose filed a motion asking the court to order his accuser to pay $ 70,917.16 in trial costs, including witness fees, depositions, reporter’s transcripts and fees for service of process, among other things. According to sports law attorney David Wallach, Rose’s accuser replied four days ago by saying the “financial disparity” between the parties gives her reason to deny the motion.
This latest filing from Rose is in response to the denial and reveals that Rose’s accuser filed a “declaration of financial hardship” as a means to avoid paying the trial costs. However, Rose notes his accuser testified to being “a 30-year-old woman who owns a home” and “owns a Cadillac.”
Rose also discloses that the accuser plans to appeal the jury’s decision, an action he claims to be “meritless” and “frivolous.”
The woman, who remains anonymous, filed the $ 21.5 million civil suit in 2015, before Rose was traded from the Bulls to the Knicks. She claims the three defendants gang raped her without her consent. Rose, Hampton and Allen admitted to having sex with the woman, but maintain the act was consensual. A jury rejected the woman’s lawsuit on Oct. 19. Rose missed most of the preseason as a result of the trial.
“This was a fake case for money pursued by a Plaintiff who admitted repeatedly to lying under oath and presented no evidence beyond her own self-serving testimony to corroborate any of her fake claims,” the most recent court filing reads.
SMALL BALL TREND
New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose.
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Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek turned to small lineup in the second half of Monday’s 93-77 win over the Mavericks, benching Joakim Noah for the final two quarters. Kristaps Porzingis played center, Carmelo Anthony moved to power forward and reserve wing Justin Holiday played small forward.
The lineup was a resounding success. The Knicks outscored the Mavs 57-38 in the second half, using their floor-spacing and athleticism to exploit mismatches on offense. But Hornacek said Tuesday that Noah will be back in the starting lineup for his team’s next game against the Pistons, who feature one of the best centers in the league in Andre Drummond.
Hornacek still wants to pick and choose his spots with the small lineup.
“(There are) times we might try it. When it’s working well, we’ll stay with it,” he said. “If not, then we’ll go back with the bigs.”
Anthony would like to see more of the lineup moving forward.
“The way that the game is going now, the way that the league is going, small ball is in. This is the new era of small ball, stretch 4s, space the court out,” Anthony said. “Traditional bigs now are playing limited time. They’re not out there as often anymore. So you’ve got to adjust to that.”
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek turned to small lineup in the second half of Monday’s 93-77 win over the Mavericks, benching Joakim Noah for the final two quarters.