OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A woman who accuses NBA star Derrick Rose of raping her says not even her parents or brothers and sisters know about her claim or the lawsuit she is pursuing.
The woman, who is identified only as Jane Doe in court filings, tells The Associated Press in her first media interview that it is critical her identity remain a secret so she can maintain her relationship with her religiously conservative family.
The 30-year-old woman claims Rose and two of his friends raped her in her apartment after a night of drinking in August 2013. She had dated Rose for nearly two years, and his lawyer says the sex was consensual and her lawsuit is a money grab.
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The case is scheduled to go to trial in Los Angeles on Oct. 4. The trial date coincides with Rose's 28th birthday and comes as his new team, the New York Knicks, will be underway in the preseason.