Derrick Rose cleared in civil rape trial

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A Los Angeles civil jury on Wednesday cleared New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose in a case involving an alleged gang rape from 2013 and dismissed a woman's $21.5 million lawsuit filed against the player.

The jury deliberated for three hours before reaching its verdict. Rose's two co-defendants were also found not liable.

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In August 2015, a woman referred to in legal documents as Jane Doe accused Rose and his two friends, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen, of drugging her at a party at Rose's house in Los Angeles, trespassing into her apartment, and gang raping her while she was unconscious on the night of August 27, 2013.

During the trial, Rose's lawyers argued that her claims were invented. Rose and the other defendants vehemently denied the woman's claims.

"She wants money, and she's upset that Derrick ended the sexual relationship," Rose's lawyer said during the closing arguments, according to Deadspin. The lawyer added that she was "not a real rape victim."

The woman's lawyers, meanwhile, called Rose and the other men "sexual deviants."

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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, New York Knicks basketball player Derrick Rose arrives at U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles. NBA star Rose is set to return to the witness stand in a $21 million lawsuit that alleges he and two friends raped an incapacitated woman. Before Rose retakes the stand Tuesday, Oct. 11, a judge will consider a mistrial request from Rose's lawyer. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
New York Knicks' Derrick Rose arrives at Federal Court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Lawyers for a woman accusing Rose and two of his friends of rape failed to disclose text messages to the defense, but the lapse was not significant enough to throw out the case or declare a mistrial, a judge ruled Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
New York Knicks' Derrick Rose arrives at Federal Court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Lawyers for a woman accusing Rose and two of his friends of rape failed to disclose text messages to the defense, but the lapse was not significant enough to throw out the case or declare a mistrial, a judge ruled Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
New York Knicks basketball player Derrick Rose arrives at U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. A six-woman, two-man jury has been seated in the trial of a civil lawsuit brought against Derrick Rose by an ex-girlfriend who alleges the NBA star and two of his friends drugged and sexually assaulted her. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose arrives at U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. A six-woman, two-man jury has been seated in the trial of a civil lawsuit brought against Derrick Rose by an ex-girlfriend who alleges the NBA star and two of his friends drugged and sexually assaulted her. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
New York Knicks basketball player Derrick Rose arrives at U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. A six-woman, two-man jury has been seated in the trial of a civil lawsuit brought against Derrick Rose by an ex-girlfriend who alleges the NBA star and two of his friends drugged and sexually assaulted her. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
NBA star Derrick Rose leaves federal court in Los Angeles Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Jurors cleared Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The jury reached the verdict Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court after hearing dramatically different accounts of the August 2013 sexual encounter. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
NBA star Derrick Rose sits in a car after leaving federal court in Los Angeles Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Jurors cleared Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The jury reached the verdict Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court after hearing dramatically different accounts of the August 2013 sexual encounter. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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