After two weeks of being released by the Washington Football team over disturbing charges of strangulation and three counts of assault and battery of his girlfriend, Derrius Guice, a former LSU star, is under fire after two former LSU students accused him of rape.
According to ESPN, the two women claim that Guice raped them months apart back in 2016 during his freshman year at LSU. The two women shared their stories of these assaults to LSU staff, including coaches. However, there is no evidence showing that the women spoke to anyone. Furthermore, neither of the women reported either altercation to law enforcement officials.
Both women spoke with a USA TODAY representative expressed that Guice assaulted them in their apartments after nights of alcoholism. One woman stated Guice showed up unannounced to a party she was hosting, then proceeded to enter her bedroom while she was asleep and raped her. The second woman, a tennis player, stated Guice raped her after she invited him into her home after meeting him at a bar for the first time.
“I was drunk and passed out on my bed,” the first woman shared. “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?”
Guice’s attorney, Peter D. Greenspun, retained his client’s innocence and wondered the timing of the women’s decision to speak now.
“At no time were allegations of physical or sexual assault brought against Derrius during his years as a student-athlete at LSU,” Greenspun written statement to USA Today. “To bring up such assertions only after the Virginia charges were initiated indeed 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. But he wants to be clear. The allegations in this story are just that and have no basis.”