Derrick Rose assault case called ‘sham’ by accuser’s ex-roommate—report

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The ex-roommate of the accuser in the Derrick Rose sex assault case claims the accusations are a “sham” and an effort “to extort money” from the Bulls guard, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.

Rose became a target in October of a $21.5 million civil lawsuit, claiming he and two friends assaulted a Los Angeles woman. The 29-year-old woman, identified as “Jane Doe” in the suit, alleges Rose and two friends drugged and sexually assaulted her after breaking into her Los Angeles apartment in August of 2013.

Rose has admitted having relations with the woman but has denied the allegations.

The accuser’s ex-roommate, Keyana LaVergne, gave this statement in a recent court filing, according to the Chicago Tribune: “I believe Jane Doe’s efforts to extort money from Derrick Rose based on sham allegations is unfair and inappropriate.”

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