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Rodman’s deposition to be used in boating accident lawsuit

March 13, 1997 GMT

LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) _ A deposition from Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman will be included in a lawsuit over a boating accident on Lewisville Lake in which a woman was maimed.

The Lewisville Leader reported Wednesday that Rodman, who grew up in nearby Dallas, was questioned last Nov. 29 for knowledge he might have had of the 1995 hit-and-run accident, which is still unsolved.

Rodman reportedly owned a cigarette-style boat like the one involved in the accident and was using it on Lewisville Lake at the time.

Stephanie Booker, Kim Colvin and Sabra Scott have filed suit against Pier 121 Marina. The women were sitting in their boat in the marina’s no-wake zone on June 17, 1995 when a speeding cigarette-style boat went over the top of their boat and sped away. The boat has not been found and no arrests have been made.

Booker’s face was mangled and left with permanent scars.

The three women contend that the no-wake area was not properly lighted, managed or enforced.

Scott’s attorney, Larry Rolle of Dallas, did not return a telephone message left Wednesday evening. But he told The Leader that Scott reported ``bumping into″ Rodman at the marina a few hours before the accident. Rolle has said he wants to find out where Rodman’s associates were the night of the accident and whether they were using his boat.

Rodman’s attorney, Richard Howell of San Francisco, did not return a telephone message left Wednesday afternoon at his office by The Associated Press. His residential number is not published, a recorded message said.

In his deposition, Rodman had to provide any information he may have of the incident. However, Rolle said the deposition and related evidence will not be disclosed publicly before the trial. The $63 million lawsuit is set to go to trial in state district court in Denton in September.

Rodman was also supposed to bring several items to his deposition, including documents involving the boats he owned at the time of the accident, cellular phone records and related credit card receipts.

Pier 121′s owners have said they might dispute that the accident happened in its no-wake zone.

The accident was featured on ``Unsolved Mysteries″ in November, generating several leads.

The marina is located about 22 miles northwest of Dallas.