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Jose Canseco's Ex-GF

Calls BS on Rape Accuser

5/23/2013 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jose Canseco's ex-GF tells TMZ ... she believes J.C. is COMPLETELY INNOCENT ... and claims the woman accusing the former MLB star of rape is nothing more than a lying publicity whore.

We spoke to Leila Knight -- who dated Canseco for more than 4 years -- and she tells us she's spoken with Canseco at length about the sexual assault accusations that have been made against him in Las Vegas.

"I've been talking to him all day ... it's obvious that it's a publicity stunt, I mean -- the girl's an aspiring actress," Knight says.

Knight also says Canseco is a "gentle person" who always tells the truth -- "If anything, he's too honest."

For his part, Canseco has denied any wrongdoing ... despite the fact he's named as a suspect in a sexual assault investigation stemming from an alleged incident on May 10.

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1.

namers    

He told the truth after being subpeoned, yes?

521 days ago
2.

robw    

I am sure this is a scam. I had some minor dealings with him many yrs ago. He is a weird guy but this sounds fishy. IF they find out she made it up, they should prosecute her.

521 days ago
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Nunyas    

Jose posted his girlfriends number on twitter..then by coincidence also the girls # accusing him of rape?

521 days ago
4.

Toilethead    

It may be a scam, but she may also have reason to want to get even with him for something.

521 days ago
5.

who dat    

this from Jose's twitter..."Because of thease false allegations by [.....] i have already lost lots of financial opportunities."

Jose stated he has set up polygraph examinations June 5th to get to the truth. If he has lost business opportunities, he should sue her for damaging his reputation.

521 days ago
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Nunyas    

Of course a girlfriend will support her ex amid such claims..duh

521 days ago
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August    

Isn't Leila Knight an aspiring actress too...when she's not stripping on Santa Monica Blvd.?

521 days ago
8.

Deco    

An aspiring actress with no other job skills often run afoul of the law and never become actresses except in the bedroom.

521 days ago
9.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Let the court decide.

521 days ago
10.

Laura    

So, Jose needs a woman to speak for him? Wasn't going to his computer, naming her, etc., enough? The truth will come out--somebody is lying, and the truth will come out.

521 days ago
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paul a.    

I dont know what happened here but Jose has ruined his life by being honest.
All he had to do was deny PED usage and he would be superstar rich guy. But he didn't. He ruined his post career earnings potential. Lost friends, publicly humiliated etc
Turns out, though, he was right all along. But the damage was done.

He has earned, (far more than most people) the right to our benefit of the doubt.

I think Jose would to admit to wrongdoing if that is what he felt had taken place.

521 days ago
12.

mar1ey    

He has been convicted and/or done community service for assault and aggravated battery on 3 separate occasions. Two against his wife at the time. He is hardly the picture of innocence the ex-girlfriend claims.

But...evidence is the key. The guy is a batterer and liar. This has been proven. Whether he is a rapist will remain to be seen.

521 days ago
13.

Sylar    

Hilarous.. His own Ex-Girlfriend says in the interview.. "He is the most Honest Person Ever!".. and "If anything he is Too Honest"... Then 30 seconds later she that he posted a bunch of lies about her on twitter and caused her lots of problems... Hmm I think there's definitely two sides to this story.. Maybe He's not so honest after all...

521 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Oh, okay, cancel court, peeps! The ex girl says it isn't true, so it must not be. Afterall, everybody knows "aspiring actresses" can't get raped. Case closed.

521 days ago
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Majestik    

Who the hell is the lawyer for Jose, Gloria Allred? You'd think that he would've gotten the advice to shut his pie hole and tell his friends, family and ex's to do the same until the investigation is concluded. If he did this, I hope to hell she has all the evidence needed to lock his ass up. If she's doing this out of spite and a payday and it's proven then he can go ahead and shame the hell out of her.

521 days ago
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