Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jose Canseco Tweets Rape Accuser's Name and Phone Number

Former baseball star Jose Canseco caused a firestorm by Tweeting the name, telephone number and picture of the woman who is accusing him of rape. 

Jose Canseco — former All-Star outfielder, admitted steroid user, part-time fantastic Twitter idiot — apparently just live-tweeted the police arriving at his Las Vegas home, then said he has been accused of rape, then proceeded to publicly name his apparent accuser to his more than 500,000 followers, with bikini photos, and the woman's phone number, and talk shows, and cats... then proceeded to delete the whole thing. Except her name.
(Update, 6:14 p.m. Eastern: He's at It Again, so Why Is Twitter Letting Jose Canseco Set Another Example of Rape Victim Shame?)
Sure, there's a possibility that his account could have been hacked, but perhaps more troubling is that this kind of social-media behavior isn't exactly out of character for Canseco. But Las Vegas police have named him a suspect in a sexual investigation — we've obscured the name of the apparent victim in the tweets below, all of which, save one, have since been deleted:

Jacked from The Atlantic Wire


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Anonymous said...

I can't take the blue contacts

Anonymous said...

I was sympathetic to him at first because I'm tired of crazy people accusing others of rape or other charges when it didn't happen. I do think it's kind of shitty that some random person can accuse you of a crime bringing your name out to the public but that person is shielded. By the time the courts go through due process and note that the accusations were unfounded the media has already moved on and forget to report that side of the fact.


Jose outed himself not the police or media. He hasn't been charged with a crime yet. If he had kept his mouth shut it is possible that it may not have even been reported on. He should have kept his mouth shut.

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