- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Former Major League Baseball slugger Jose Canseco sparked controversy Tuesday evening over a series of tweets making light of the #MeToo movement that has brought down the careers of multiple high-powered men in Hollywood, media and politics.

“What is going on with all these politicians molesting women,” Mr. Canseco wrote, “I’ve been molested by several women and never complained.”

“Well I mean I’ve been beaten by women taken advantage of by women and molested by women I never complain but it was kind of a turn-on,” he added.

In response to one woman who told him to stop tweeting on the topic, Mr. Canseco wrote, “you’re the only woman [who] has ever told me to stop.”

The Twitter rant appears to have cost Mr. Canseco his job as a studio analyst on Oakland Athletics pregame and postgame shows.

The former A’s hitter joined NBC Sports California last season and was expected to return to the same role in 2018, though he had not yet officially signed on. The network distanced itself from Mr. Canseco in a statement Wednesday,” CBS News reported.

Jose Canseco is no longer an employee with NBC Sports California. His agreement with us ended after the 2017 baseball season,” the network said. “We certainly don’t agree with his comments, which do not reflect the values of our network or our team partner.”

The Oakland A’s also condemned his comments.

Mr. Canseco didn’t appear to be fazed by the backlash.

“There’s no such thing as being politically correct it’s called being a liar and a hypocrite,” he tweeted.

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