The past week has not been kind to Derrick Rose.
The Bulls star point guard is embroiled in the midst of nasty rape allegations — which he vehemently denies — stemming from an alleged 2013 gang rape, and to make matters worse, he suffered a left orbital fracture after getting elbowed in the face during the first practice of training camp Tuesday.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Rose will undergo surgery Wednesday and the team hopes he will be available for the season opener on Oct. 27.
Since winning the MVP in 2011, Rose has only played in 100 games across the past four seasons after being decimated by injuries, and while he may bounce back in no time from the orbital fracture, it might take a little longer for his image to rebound.
Rose’s primary defense against “Jane Doe’s” rape allegation is … sketchy, to say the least.
“Jane Doe,” who was involved in a two year relationship with Rose, claims “she was invited to Rose’s home in Beverly Hills, where the defendants placed an unknown drug in her drink. According to the suit, a friend helped her get home, but the woman says Rose and the defendants entered her residence the next morning and raped her.”
Rose provides a different recounting of the incident:
In [Rose’s attorney Mark] Baute’s filing on behalf of Rose, the 2011 NBA MVP denies the allegations and says the woman “consented to the actions she now claims were non-consensual.”
“The Plaintiff consented to sexual interaction with more than one co-defendant on more than one occasion, consented to sexual interactions on the day in question, and invited the defendants to her apartment and buzzed them in through security and opened the apartment door to welcome them, and then consented to additional group activities later that evening,” it reads.
Rose’s filing also says the woman “became upset a few weeks or months later because she felt she should be reimbursed for one of the sex toys she purchased and used during the day and night in question.” She also became upset with Rose for not being responsive enough to her text messages, according to the court document.
Kind of a lose-lose scenario.