Former Washington Football Team Running Back Derrius Guice Accused of Rape While at LSU
Former Washington Football Team running back Derrius Guice, who was recently released following his arrest the same day in Virginia on multiple domestic violence charges, has been accused of rape by two former Louisiana State University students, according to USA Today.
The women claim that Guice raped them just months apart back in 2016, and say that they shared the allegations with multiple people at the university, including at least two coaches, an athletics administrator and a nurse, but there doesn’t appear to have been an investigation.
“At no time were allegations of physical or sexual assault brought against Derrius during his years as a student athlete at LSU,” Guice’s attorney Peter D. Greenspun said in an official statement. “To bring up such assertions only after the Virginia charges were initiated certainly calls into question the credibility, nature and timing of what is being alleged years later.
“Such speculation and innuendo should not be the basis for Derrius to be required to make any comment at all,” Greenspun added. “But he wants to be absolutely clear. The allegations in this story are just that and have no basis in fact.”
According to USA Today, the women claim that Guice assaulted them in their own apartments after nights of heavy drinking. One woman said Guice showed up uninvited to a party she was hosting, then entered her bedroom while she was sleeping and raped her. The other woman, the tennis player, said Guice raped her when she allowed him into her home after meeting him for the first time at a bar.
“I was drunk and passed out on my bed,” the first woman said. “I never gave him consent. I never wanted to have sex with him. I don’t even remember except the flashbacks I had. I just wonder sometimes, does he even know that that was wrong?”
The report goes on to say that the women requested anonymity because they fear retribution. Additionally, the first woman said Guice threatened and harassed her after she told others she did not consent to having sex with him.