Derrick Rose may be headed to a different kind of court when the New York Knicks' training camp tips off this fall.
The Knicks' point guard's motion to dismiss the sexual assault lawsuit against him was denied in court Friday, signaling that the case will go to trial, as reported by sports lawyer and sports journalism contributor Dan Werly.
Adding to the drama is the conflict that the scheduled start time of the trial would trigger.
Oof! Go ahead and let out a collective sigh, Knicks' fans.
The alleged victim, who's only identified as "Jane Doe" in her lawsuit, says that Rose and two of his friends drugged and gang-raped her in August 2013.
She's suing the 2011 NBA MVP for $21.5 million — $15.5 million in punitive damages and $6 million in compensatory damages.
Rose admitted to having a sexual relationship with the woman, but has maintained that it was consensual. Furthermore, last summer, his lawyer dismissed the allegation against the three-time All-Star as false and nothing more than a cash-grab attempt.
Despite the start of the trial slated for October 4, there's still a chance for both parties to reach a settlement, which would keep Rose on the court and out of the courtroom.
We wonder how this will pan out.
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