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UPDATED: Monday, Sept. 26, 2 PM EST:

Freshly minted New York Knick Derrick Rose dismissed questions about sexual abuse allegations Monday at the team’s media, saying, he’s “not worried,” writes USA Today:

The point guard said he’s “not worried” about the sexual abuse allegations, pending civil lawsuit (set to go to trial on Oct. 4) or the Monday revelation from the Los Angeles Police Department that there is an investigation into the matter.

“I haven’t talked to anyone (from the LAPD) and this is my first time hearing about (the investigation),” Rose, a former Chicago Bulls No. 1 overall pick, said on the eve of Knicks training camp. “Once again, I’m not worried about it. I feel like I haven’t done anything wrong.

“ … I can’t think about the case that I feel like I’m innocent in. I feel like I didn’t do anything wrong. And I can’t let that distract me from the year that I have ahead of me.”

SOURCE: USA Today | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty


NEWS ROUNDUP: Officers Who Fatally Shot Korryn Gaines Won’t Face Charges…AND MORE

Baltimore County police officers who shot and killed Korryn Gaines after an hours-long standoff in August will not face charges, according to Gaines’ family attorney J. Wyndal Gordon. Gordon plans to meet with Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger on Wednesday to discuss the case. He says more than likely, the state will decline to press charges against the officers involved. “They confirmed it by their silence,” Gordon said. “The tone and tenor of the conversation lead me to believe they will not be filing charges.” Shellenberger’s office said they will not comment until after meeting with Gaines’ family.  Read more.


Federal Judge Rules Derrick Rose’s Rape Accuser Will Have To Reveal Her Name

Derrick Rose’s rape accuser will not be allowed to remain anonymous, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The 30-year-old California woman is engaged in a high-profile case, alleging that Rose and two friends gang raped her in Los Angeles in 2013. The case is set to begin next month on October 4th. Rose filed a notice in federal court on Friday, saying his accuser should be forced to reveal her name, claiming that she and her lawyers are “openly pandering to the media on a nationwide blitz tour.” His accuser says she was forced to defend her reputation after Rose and his attorneys accused her of targeting Rose because of his fame. Read more.


‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Tweets The N-Word In Response To Donald Trump’s Town Hall

Journalist and show runner David Simon called out Donald Trump’s town hall aimed at Black voters by using the n-word on Friday. The event will be held in Cleveland on Wednesday and Fox News host Sean Hannity will moderate. “Hannity my n—a! If they couldn’t get Ta-Nehisi or Deray to host, then who but you on the pulse of black America?” Simon tweeted. Twitter quickly logged on to put Simon in check, but The Wire creator refused to acknowledge any wrong-doing, saying he opted to use an “a” at the end instead of “er,” making it acceptable. Read more.


Federal Court Says It’s OK To Discriminate Against Black Hairstyles In New Ruling

Chasity Jones, a Black Alabama woman who was told her dreadlocks violated company policy, lost her discrimination suit on Thursday when the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that hairstyles are “mutable differences.” Jones was told her hairstyle “tends to get messy” by a human resources manager in 2010. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission fought on Jones’ behalf, but the federal court claimed that racial discrimination had to be based on traits that don’t change, meaning hair texture, not hairstyles. Read more.

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