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Derrick Rose WINS RAPE CASE ... Found Not Liable

10/19/2016 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1019-derrick-rose-tmz-sportsDerrick Rose has WON his rape case -- a jury has found the NBA superstar did NOT commit sexual battery against a woman in 2013 ... and will not be liable for damages. 

The verdict was just announced in federal court in L.A. -- where Rose and 2 friends have been on trial for the past couple of weeks for allegedly gang raping a woman. 

Rose and his 2 friends were found not liable on all 3 claims -- trespassing, sexual battery and battery. 

As the verdict was read, the accuser and her legal team appeared somber -- she had her head down as if she was praying. 

After each account, Rose's legal team smiled and shook the hands of Derrick and his co-defendants. 

All of the defendants looked up with their eyes lit up and smiled. 

Rose acknowledged having sex with the woman but claimed it was consensual. The accuser claimed she was either drunk or drugged -- and too out of it to give consent. 

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