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The Latest: Rose lawyer: rape case is 'sad effort' for cash

FILE - In this March 28, 2016, file photo, former Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) goes to the basket on Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. The NBA star Rose is due in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday, Oct. 4, to fight a $21 million lawsuit by a former girlfriend who accuses him and two friends of gang raping her three years ago when she was incapacitated. The start of the trial in U.S. District Court conflicts with the Knicks preseason opener in Houston and it’s not clear which Rose will attend. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)
October 05, 2016 - 5:13 PM

LOS ANGELES - The Latest on a lawsuit claiming NBA star Derrick Rose and two other men raped a woman (all times local):

5 p.m.

A lawyer for NBA star Derrick Rose says a rape lawsuit against him is a "sad effort" for money.

Attorney Mark Baute vigorously denied the accusations against Rose and told jurors Wednesday in opening statements that the accuser willingly had sex with Rose and two friends and exaggerated how much she had to drink.

A lawyer for the woman told jurors in Los Angeles federal court that the incident was "a classic gang rape" and that the woman was incapacitated at the time.

The woman accusing the three men of rape in the $21 million lawsuit covered her face as lawyers gave conflicting accounts of specific sex acts that occurred in August 2013.

Rose was not in court but is expected to appear Thursday as testimony begins.

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3 p.m.

A lawyer for a woman who alleges she was gang-raped by Derrick Rose and two other men says the NBA star has shown no remorse and even told New York Knicks President Phil Jackson that he's lost no sleep over the matter.

Attorney Waukeen McCoy gave his opening statement on Wednesday after eight jurors were seated for the civil trial in Los Angeles federal court.

The woman is seeking $21 million in damages.

Rose wasn't present but he's expected to appear Thursday.

During an exhibition opener Tuesday in Houston, Rose said he welcomed the chance to clear his name and didn't want to settle the case.

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1:55 p.m.

A jury has been selected in Los Angeles federal court for the trial of a $21 million civil lawsuit by a woman who claims she was gang-raped by NBA star Derrick Rose and two other men.

The jury of six women and two men was empaneled Wednesday afternoon and opening statements are expected to begin.

Rose is not present but is expected to appear Thursday.

Rose commented on the case Tuesday in Houston where he was making his debut with the New York Knicks in an exhibition opener.

Rose said he welcomed the chance to clear his name and did not want to settle the case.

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