Derrick Rose — Drags Tupac Shakur Into Rape Case … Treat Me Like Him!

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9/28/2016 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

EXCLUSIVE

0928-derrick-rose-tupac-getty-01Derrick Rose is turning to Tupac Shakur in the hopes of getting the judge to force his rape accuser to reveal her identity during the trial … TMZ Sports has learned. 

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 … 


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