Aggressive online behavior is a major no-no
Last week, controversial ex-MLB slugger Jose Canseco took an oddball approach to crisis management after discovering he was under investigation in the alleged rape of a Las Vegas woman.
Canseco immediately took to Twitter to discuss the situation, repeatedly sharing the full name (which we have removed) of his accuser:
Canseco has continued to tweet about the case, including discussing a pair of polygraph tests and referring repeatedly to the victim’s family:
Ok setting up 2 polygraph exams about the sexual assault case one with the media and one with the police on the 5 of june.susie polygraph?
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 23, 2013
Just passed the polygraph exam.skip ensley said its the cleanest he has ever seen.he said i am odviously innocent.i am the victim not [name removed]
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 25, 2013
I want u to look ur father straight in his eyes and tell him the truth.then look ur kids in there eyes and do the same.
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 24, 2013
While transparency is certainly a buzzword today, Canseco’s gone too far here. Sharing that he’s taking a polygraph, sure, we can see the logic in that. Constantly tweeting his accuser’s name, and pulling her father and children into what is, regardless of the truth, an ugly situation? That’s aggressive behavior, and reflects poorly on his character both in the court of public opinion and a court of law, which is where this case is likely to end up.
The BCM Blogging Team