A federal jury in Los Angeles reached a decision in the rape case against Derrick Rose and two other men Wednesday afternoon. It ruled Rose and his friends were not guilty on charges of trespassing, sexually battery, and battery.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the civil trial reached its conclusion after two weeks of heated testimony and highly charged discourse. The woman accused Rose and his friends of breaking in her apartment and having nonconsensual sex with her (and possibly drugging her) while she was heavily intoxicated in 2013. The men claimed she was not visibly intoxicated during the incident and that she invited them over to have sex with her.
There was no physical evidence presented to support the alleged victim's claims; much of the trial focused on text messages between the woman and the men before the incident allegedly occurred. The jury, made up of six women and two men, ruled unanimously.
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