[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his experience and my sensitivity to it was deep. I am ready to put this behind me and focus on my family and career” said Derrick Rose on the Huffington Post after the rape case came to a close. After multiple unsuccessful playoffs runs the front office of the Chicago Bulls decided to look a new way and traded their superstar Derrick Rose on the 22 of June 2016 for Rose it was a sign of a fresh start to his basketball career but on the 26 August 2016, Jane Doe filed a $21.5 million lawsuit filed who claimed Rose and two friends gang raped her in 2013. Derrick Rose was surprised himself saying “It’s my first time hearing about it” in a video Sports Illustrated made. Since this was announced it resulted in many topics about Rose and his morality. Jane Doe also made did many interviews about what happened in 2013 in order to defend herself and sway the public from Derrick Rose she also stated that she couldn’t a file a lawsuit because of how embarrassed she was about the situation.
On the 19 of October 2016 the rape case reached a climax. Derrick Rose was cleared of all charges, with the conclusion of the trial, Rose thanked the jurors individually, and his lawyer, Mark Baute, invited them to pose with Rose for photos. Some accepted, wrapping an arm around Rose as he responded in kind. “I am thankful that the jury understood and agreed with me,” Rose said in a statement, according to The Associated Press. While this is good news for Derrick Rose the world will see this in another manner, the people will see him as a rapist regardless if he’s not guilty. Kobe Bryant one of the most iconic basketball players faced a similar situation and despite being cleared of all charges he was still being called a rapist by people. Rose will now have to deal with many name callings by opposing fans as well as false stories created by media to disrupt his focus on his basketball career.