The Latest: Jury weighing rape claims against Derrick Rose
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 04: Derrick Rose #25 of the New York Knicks takes the basketball up the court during their game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on October 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on the Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial (all times local):
A Los Angeles federal jury has begun deliberating in the civil rape trial against NBA star Derrick Rose.
Jurors deliberating Wednesday will determine whether Rose and two friends had sex with his ex-girlfriend when she was too incapacitated to give her consent.
The woman's lawyer says the woman was either too drunk or had been drugged when the three men had sex with her in 2013.
Lawyers for Rose and his friends say the woman initiated and willingly participated in sex. They say she is lying to cash in on Rose's wealth.
The woman was seeking $21.5 million when she filed suit, but her lawyer didn't provide a specific sum for the jury.
Jurors in the case must reach a unanimous verdict.
The rape lawsuit trial of NBA star Derrick Rose is heading to the jury.
A Los Angeles panel is scheduled to begin deliberating Wednesday in a suit that claims Rose and two friends gang-raped his ex-girlfriend in 2013 at her Los Angeles apartment after she passed out from drugs or drink.
Rose's attorneys call the sex consensual and contend the woman is simply seeking a $21.5 million payday.
In closing arguments Tuesday, Rose's lawyer argued that the 30-year-old woman was suing for money and for revenge because the New York Knicks point guard ended their relationship.
However, the woman's lawyer told jurors that she was the victim of a ''classic'' gang rape.