It's so bizarre when celebrities actually welcome the world into their personal disasters instead of paying extra PR people to keep it under the rug.
In the case of Deion Sanders and his estranged wife Pilar (if they both qualify as celebrities), both of them need to learn how to abhor the press and the bright lights. Forget about the fact that their children shouldn't have to be in the middle of this. At this point, they both just seem fame-hungry and more than a little despicable.
The two have been engaged in an increasingly bitter divorce battle since December, and it took yet another ridiculous turn on Monday night, when Pilar was arrested for alleged assault on Deion.
According to the New York Post, she "jumped" him in their bedroom with the help of a friend—because yes, despite a divorce battle, they're still living together—and it was witnessed by two of Deion's sons.
Pilar was arrested for domestic violence, and after tweeting enthusiastically about the incident, Deion took a picture of himself and his two sons filling out police reports and posted that on Twitter, too.
He has since deleted all of his musings about the incident except for this one:
Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She's going to jail n I'm pressing charges!— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) April 23, 2012
According to the Post, Deion claimed that he was in his bedroom when Pilar and a friend began "kicking, biting and scratching" him. Pilar was booked for "assault family violence."
This, unfortunately, is just the latest chapter of an increasingly ridiculous divorce battle that has also included a $200 million lawsuit, filed by Pilar against Deion, in which she claimed he cheated on her repeatedly.
Pilar also reportedly asked that their prenuptial agreement be thrown out because she signed it under duress.
Deion may have removed some of his tweets about the incident as well as the photo of his boys filling out police reports, but the damage is already done. As they say, what you post on the Internet never dies, and it's unfortunate in this case. These kids shouldn't have to deal with their parents' attention-mongering tendencies.
All of this is just as much Deion's fault as it is Pilar's.
It's sad but true that domestic assault cases happen a lot, but rarely are they tweeted about by the party in question. Rarely are they used, as in this case, to attract more press to what is already a ridiculous divorce battle.
The only way to stop the Sanders madness is to stop caring, which is hard when the Sanderses themselves are forcing their attention ploy into the public's collective face at every turn.