9/28/2016 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
As we previously reported, Rose believes it’s completely unfair for his accuser to hide behind a pseudonym while trashing him and talking about the case to the media.
The judge initially ruled she must use her real name — but the woman is fighting back and Rose has filed new court docs arguing why she must be unmasked.
So, to help convince a judge to see it his way, Rose dug up Tupac Shakur’s old sexual assault case — a case in which a judge forced the rapper’s accuser to reveal her identity.
Brief history lesson … Tupac was convicted of 1st degree sexual assault over a 1993 incident in which the rapper forced a 19-year-old woman to perform oral sex on him and his friends.
Pac served 9 months in prison for the crime and was then sued in civil court — where the woman tried to use a pseudonym to protect her identity.
Tupac objected — and the judge sided with him … claiming the woman and her legal team tried to gain a “tactical advantage” in the case through public statements trashing Pac … and it wasn’t fair.
Now, in the new court docs filed by Rose, he cites Tupac’s case and says the situations are almost identical — with his accuser looking to bash him in the media to gain an unfair advantage in the courtroom.
“Mr. Rose would be placed at a serious disadvantage if he were required to defend himself publicly while Ms. Doe could make her accusations from behind a cloak of anonymity.”
The judge is set to rule on the matter on Thursday. Stay tuned …