Derrick Rose’s lawyers want mistrial in rape lawsuit, saying accuser withheld text asking NBA player why he didn’t sleep with her friend
Lawyers for Knicks guard Derrick Rose want a mistrial declared in a lawsuit accusing the NBA star and two friends of raping his ex-girlfriend — after discovering the woman’s legal team withheld a lurid text.
Attorney Mark Baute cried foul Friday, complaining that the accuser failed to turn over a profane text message from the morning of the alleged attack in 2013.
“We had an ongoing concern the plaintiff has manipulated and omitted critical probative texts,” Baute said.
Rose testified Friday that he believes he did nothing wrong.
The judge says he’ll consider the mistrial issue Tuesday when Rose is expected back on the stand after a preseason game Monday in New York.
“She was mad at me babe why u have me bring a b—- and u ain’t fina f— her,” the text from the woman to Rose read.
On the stand for the first time in the civil trial, Rose painted the 30-year-old woman as the aggressor, saying she texted him that she was feeling “horny” before coming over to his Beverly Hills mansion and pouncing on him.