Randall Hampton, Derrick Rose’s manager, has been accused of rape and sexual assault, along with Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose and Ryan Allen, TMZ reported. Hampton and Rose have been lifelong friends and have a strange history that includes DUI charges and falsifying an SAT test. Here’s what you need to know.
The woman, who is anonymously referred to as Jane Doe, has filed a lawsuit against Hampton, Rose, and Allen, accusing them of rape. She said that she and Rose dated from 2011 to 2013. In August 2013, she was invited to Rose’s house in Beverly Hills and slipped a date rape drug in her drink, according to TMZ. She escaped from the house, but Rose and his friends broke into her home later and gang raped her, she said in her lawsuit. Because she was drugged, she said she only remembered flashes of what happened, but she remembered enough to know she was raped and by whom.
The assault happened in August 2013, but the woman waited two years to report it because she was ashamed. According to TMZ, she belongs to a conservative family and was afraid of what they would think of her when they found out. She said that throughout their relationship, Rose also tried to sleep with her friends and tried to pressure her into having group sex.
Hampton is Rose’s personal manager, sometimes referred to as his personal assistant. He goes with Rose on road trips, handles his day-to-day affairs, and makes sure that Rose makes all his appointments and practices, ESPN reported. He also helps Rose make controversial decisions. In December 2014, Rose wanted to wear a shirt protesting the death of Eric Garner. He wore it during warmups before a game. Hampton was hesitant about the shirt at first, The New York Times reported, because Rose had been the subject of much criticism after several injuries. He said he supported Rose’s decision, but was also wary because “every time Derrick says or does anything, it’s blown out of proportion.”
The men have been together through many controversies. In 2011, Rose was riding in the passenger seat when Hampton was pulled over for a DUI, CBS reported. Hampton was arrested and Rose went to the police station with him, but refused to answer any questions from reporters. Rose also came under scrutiny in 2009 when his college basketball team had to vacate a 38-victory season when it was revealed that Rose, one of the teammates at the time, was academically ineligible, the Chicago Tribune reported. Rose was accused of having someone take the SAT for him, after he failed the ACT three times.