Ex MLB star Jose Canseco accused of rape, tweets his innocence


Former baseball star, Jose Canseco has been accused of rape. The alleged incident took place in Vegas on May 10th. The 48-year old retired player was accused of drugging and raping the unnamed victim. TMZ managed to uncover a photo of the alleged victim and Canseco  in a Vegas casino where she joked that she and Canseco had just gotten married.

The pic was taken on the floor of the MGM Casino at 2:51 AM on May 10 — with the woman cozying up for a couply shot with Jose … with her open right hand placed on the center of his exposed chest. The person who took the photo says he’s a huge Canseco fan (apparently those still exist) … and had recognized Jose strolling around the casino with a female companion. The fan asked Jose if he could snap a shot — and Jose obliged, striking a pose with the woman while she giggled and told the photog she and Jose had just tied the knot. For the record — we’ve done some digging, but couldn’t find any proof of a Canseco marriage. The photog told us the two seemed happy … no signs of distress. Of course, things changed — ’cause the woman reportedly told police Jose drugged and raped her later that day. Jose has denied the allegations — claiming his accuser is making up the story for publicity.

After the allegations were released, Jose took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the claim.


Hmmmm I am all for defending yourself. I’m just unsure if you should take to Twitter so soon after these type of allegations are presented. But perhaps that’s what an innocent person would do? Social media has a way of making these things a bit more complex.