Summary: A former girlfriend (whose identity has n ot been made public) of the Knicks' Derrick Rose has accused him of breaking into her home with two friends and drugging and raping her while she was unconscious. She has not filed criminal charges but has instead filed a lawsuit for $21.5 million. The trial will start this October, over three years since the assault. Rose's lawyers are calling the victim's lawsuit an attempt to extort money from the wealthy athlete. Rose claims the sexual encounter between the four of them was consensual. If Rose is found guilty, his career will be damaged permanently.
Connection: This event is connected to the abundance of pro athlete and celebrity rape cases that have been made public the past few years. Rape is a manifestation of the desire for power and asserting that power over someone and violating them. Celebrities and pro athletes are in a position of power and it's easy for them to abuse it.
Questions: How can we educate people on this issue? How can we prevent rape in today's society? Since many powerful people feel the law doesn't apply to them, how can we make sure it does?
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