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Chicago Bulls basketball player Derrick Rose is being sued by an ex-girlfriend and accused of a vicious gang rape.

According to TMZ, the woman only identified as Jane Doe, claims that she dated Rose from 2011 – 2013. During this time, she alleges that Rose tried to pressure her into engaging in sexual acts that she refused to do. She continued to date Derrick until August 2013, when she says she was drugged at Rose’s Beverly Hills home. She escaped with her friend but claims Rose and his friends broke into her home and raped her.

The woman said she waited two years to come forward because she was ashamed and embarrassed of the assault and didn’t want her family to find out. She is seeking unspecified damages.

Rose’s attorney Lisa Cohen released the following statement :

“The plaintiff’s allegations are completely false and without any factual basis. This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete. Mr. Rose was in a non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship with the plaintiff for over two years. The plaintiff expressed no complaints about Mr. Rose until various lawyers began to surface and demand that the plaintiff be paid millions of dollars. This is the third lawyer the plaintiff has retained in this matter. Two years have passed since Mr. Rose ended the consensual relationship with the plaintiff and her claims are as meritless now as they were two years ago. We have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed and that Mr. Rose will be vindicated. This lawsuit is outrageous.”

The Chicago Bulls organization also released a statement:

“We just learned about this matter and do not know all the facts. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

We’re definitely going to keep an eye on this story as it develops.

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