Derrick Rose Claims Rape Accuser Consented to Group Sex

Jay Hathaway · 09/30/15 11:03AM

Perpetually injured NBA star Derrick Rose is being sued for sexual battery by an ex-lover who alleges Rose and his friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013. Rose’s attorneys responded cavalierly when the suit was filed in August, accusing Jane Doe of trying to “shake down” a wealthy ballplayer. He filed his official response this week, and it’s similarly dismissive, noting that “she consented” and claiming the woman is just upset that Rose stopped responding to her texts.

Vroom Vroom: California Uber Drivers Can Proceed With Their Class Action

Jay Hathaway · 09/02/15 10:55AM

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the California Uber drivers suing the company for employee benefits can proceed with their lawsuit as a class action. District Court Judge Edward Chen certified a class of plaintiffs that includes “all UberBlack, UberX, and UberSUV drivers who have driven for Uber in the state of California at any time since August 16, 2009”—as many as 160,000 people.

Lawsuit: Preppy Paradise Vineyard Vines Store Ignored Employee Rape

Sam Biddle · 06/26/15 05:25PM

Americans in need of short pink khakis, lime green fleeces, and koozies of various hues, often turn to Vineyard Vines, a store that’s outfitted the young Tates and Sloanes of this country since 1998. Now, a lawsuit alleges one store covered up an ugly trail of sexual assault.

Man Records Anesthesiologist Mocking His Dick During Surgery, Wins Suit

Jay Hathaway · 06/24/15 02:55PM

A Virginia man was awarded $500,000 in a defamation and medical malpractice suit after he caught his anesthesiologist openly insulting him and mocking his penis while he was knocked out for a colonoscopy, the Washington Post reports. The patient had set his phone to record so he wouldn’t miss the doctor’s post-op instructions, but ended up taping medical staff joking that a rash on his dick was “probably tuberculosis in the penis” or “penis ebola.”