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A federal jury cleared NBA star Derrick Rose in rape lawsuit

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A federal jury in Los Angeles cleared New York Knicks star Derrick Rose and his two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend.  

Rose, Randall Hampton, and Ryan Allen were accused of breaking into an unnamed woman's apartment whom Rose had dated, incapacitating her, and raping her.  

The woman accusing Rose and his friends alleged the group had been drinking at a house Rose was renting. She said that after feeling woozy, she suspected the men had been slipping drugs into her tequila. She returned home only to awake some time later to the men in her apartment. 

The men disputed that account, claiming that the woman had invited them back and that the sex was consensual. 

There was no physical evidence to support the woman's claims, so the jury had to make its decision based on the credibility of the two sides. 

Rose posed for pictures with the jurors after the verdict was handed down. 

The verdict engendered intense emotions online. 

A federal jury cleared NBA star Derrick Rose in rape lawsuit

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