Jameis Winston’s lawyer named his accuser in a November 4 tweet. The social-media posting remains on David Cornwell’s account despite public outcry.
The tweet juxtaposed the quick approach of the November 17 school disciplinary hearing faced by the Seminoles quarterback to examine what he calls “1,000 documents” with the time afforded to the accuser to make her case. The hearing comes nearly a year after state authorities declined to criminally prosecute the case. The woman named by Cornwell alleges that the Heisman Trophy-winner raped her nearly two years ago.
The controversial tweet elicited a “Worst Person in the Sports World” tag by ESPN’s Keith Olbermann. The late-night host dubbed Cornwell an “ambulance chaser” and a “disgraceful man” who should be “disbarred.”
Many Twittericans agree:
David Cornwell upholding his profession’s legacy. You sir should be glad that young lady is not my daughter. #EveryMinuteOfEveryDay
— ROBERT JUNG (@Bob_Jung) November 5, 2014
Why don’t women report rape? Because of actions from disgusting humans like David Cornwell. And it’s also why people can’t stand lawyers.
— Dell (@DB_Out_Front) November 5, 2014
Wow, David Cornwell posted Winston’s accuser’s name to Twitter? Not exactly a secret but that’s a really sh*tty move…
— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) November 5, 2014