A judge in the Derrick Rose trial is reportedly considering a mistrial due to the plaintiff’s lawyers being “unbelievably careless” in production of exhibits.
Rose’s lawyers have asked U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald to declare a mistrial because they had not been given three text messages important to their case until Friday, the day in which Rose took the witness stand.
The lawyers for the woman, who is accusing Rose and two other men of raping her, claim the texts were already disclosed and that their argument was invalid. However, Fitzgerald is not on their side and has demanded that the plaintiff’s lawyers prove that the text messages were disclosed.
According to ABC News, he used the phrase “unbelievably careless” multiple times when speaking with the lawyers.
“You have been very careless with the exhibits,” Fitzgerald said. “I was not happy about it.”