PROSPER (CBSDFW.COM) – Most of America by now, is probably aware of Deion Sanders’ nasty divorce. That’s just the way Deion wants it if you believe his Twitter page. “filling out police reports now. Thank God for this platform to issue the Truth,” tweeted Deion Monday afternoon after his wife allegedly assaulted him.
His wife, Pilar Sanders, says she is the victim. “I understand I have very little chance at beating a Hall of Fame, two-sports man that everyone seems to love and adore,” Pilar told reporters.
According to Dallas family attorney, Carmen Eiker, airing dirty laundry on social media may feel good at first, but it could cost you in the long run. “Probably, in general a bad idea,” explained Eiker. “That is the type of thing that really reveals a lot about a person and what their motivations may be in a particular suit,” Eiker added.
The judge in the case is also likely to examine Deion’s motives to publicly put his children in the middle of his divorce by tweeting a picture of them filling out police reports.
Eiker says the former Cowboy great is not the first, nor will he be the last to drag his divorce through the world of social media.
In recent years, divorce attorneys have been quick to surf Facebook or Twitter in search of nasty remarks or false accusations made by their clients’ spouses. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 80% of its members surveyed said they use evidence from social media in their divorce cases.
Eiker offers some simple and free advice to those thinking about using Facebook or Twitter to even the score with a spouse. “Think before you post,” says Eiker.
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