A few days ago I posted a tweet confirming this information.
The accuser is a 30 year old college student who wants to keep a low profile and her family knows nothing about her involvement with Derrick Rose or the lawsuit.
“They have a sense something’s wrong, but there’s no way I can express to them or explain to them how I feel or what I’m going through,” the woman told The Associated Press in her first media interview. “Having to think of alternative ways to communicate that pain is very stressful and it takes a lot out of you.”
While she seeks to maintain her anonymity so she can continue a life out of the spotlight, Rose’s attorneys want her name made public, believing it will help expose her as a fraud. So far a judge has agreed her identity can be kept secret but a hearing Monday could change that.
“This is not a rape case. It’s pure and simple extortion by a plaintiff who wants to hide behind the cloak of anonymity while seeking millions in damages from a celebrity with whom she was in a long-term, nonexclusive consensual sexual relationship,” Rose’s lawyers wrote in a court filing in Los Angeles, where the case is being handled in U.S. District Court.
Stakes are high for Rose, who was traded to the New York Knicks this offseason. A former MVP with his hometown Chicago Bulls, he is looking to return to his All-Star level in a city that is often unforgiving for big-time athletes who don’t live up to expectations.