No, no one hates on you because of your success (at what, exactly?) or your looks. In fact, as far as I know, you aren't actually hated. You're not important enough to merit the energy of hate.
BUT... the energy that's spent making sure that people you train know about the accusation against you and Nick is energy well spent and directed at positive change. At protecting people who might otherwise be coming in for empowerment, self defense, recovery... people who might be mightily unhappy knowing you were accused of rape (and even if found "not guilty" you were not found "innocent." And you left your sexual partner to be dropped off, unconscious on a near-freezing parking garage floor, as if she were just trash.) Then again, they might be pleased as punch and fine with having you around them. But they ought to know.
Did the models you "trained" in this article know? did you tell the journalist?
Mateo is a personal trainer at Gotham Gym in NYC. Does his client here know?
He's also teaching BJJ at Gotham Gym in NYC. Does Gotham know?
Surely Folana Miller knows.... right?
Please, especially if you're local to Gotham Gym (NYC), feel free to contact them and make sure they're aware of Mateo's past (yeah, he's still facing a massive civil lawsuit by the survivor.)
They're located at 600 Washington St, NY NY 10014, and you can call them at (646) 490-8500 or email founder Rob Piela at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure you share this link to the arrest warrant:
Yeah, he was acquitted, though Nick is still facing charges. But not guilty isn't innocent. Not guilty is still a public relations disaster.
Sydnie Jones writing for WomensMMA did a nice piece on this horrific irony. In it, she recounts the arrest warrant description of the surveillance camera footage:
"Additional information was discovered pertaining to the sexual assault of the Complainant. Further investigation revealed that the Complainant along with Defendants Schultz and Maldonado all walked into the garage driveway together. The garage driveway is located adjacent to 1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW but is attached to the building located at 1717 Rhode Island Ave. NW. A security surveillance camera affixed to the ceiling captured the three of them as they walked into the garage driveway and out of the public’s view. The Complainant appeared to be staggering as defendant Maldonado walked next to her into the area with his arm around her. Defendant Maldonado appeared to be holding the Complainant up. Once inside of the location, Defendants Schultz and Maldonado then walked the Complainant to the far right corner of the garage driveway and positioned themselves and the Complainant next to the garage entrance gate.
While standing next to the gate, Defendant Maldonado stood behind the Complainant and began to undo his pants. Defendant Maldonado then pulled his pants down, grabbed the Complainant around her waist and began to have sexual intercourse with the Complainant. While Defendant Maldonado was engaging in sexual intercourse with the Complainant, Defendant Schultz began to undo his pants. Defendant Schultz then grabbed the Complainant by her hair and forced her head down to his crotch area to perform oral sex on him. This activity continued on for several minutes, after which Defendant Maldonado disengaged. The Complainant then fell to the ground, at which time Defendant Maldonado pulled his pants up and walked away, leaving Defendant Schultz and the Complainant at the location.
After defendant Maldonado’s departure, defendant Schultz stayed behind and continued to force the Complainant to perform oral sex. The Complainant then fell to her knees, at which time defendant Schultz also got on his knees, positioned himself behind the Complainant and began to have sexual intercourse with her while grabbing and holding the Complainant by her waist. While continuing to engage in sexual intercourse with the Complainant, Defendant Schultz then grabbed the Complainant around her neck in a choke hold. Defendant Schultz then stood up and walked to the front of the Complainant at which time he again got on his knees. Defendant Schultz then began to force the Complainant’s head down to his crotch to force her to perform oral sex.
Defendant Schultz then began to try and hold on to the Complainant, at which time her head dropped to the ground. Defendant Schultz again grabbed the Complainant by her head, forcing it down to his crotch to force her to perform oral sex. Defendant Schultz also began to grab the Complainant around her neck, and began forcing her head in an up and down motion on his penis. Defendant Schultz then grabbed the Complainant around her throat to kiss her, at which time she fell backwards striking her head against the wall. Defendant Schultz then grabbed the Complainant and pulled her close towards him. Defendant Schultz continued to hold onto the Complainant until she fell backwards and struck her head again on the wall, with Defendant Schultz falling on top of her.
The Complainant then pushed Defendant Schultz off her as her body slumped to the ground with her head still against the wall. Defendant Schultz then advanced toward the Complainant and began to lie on top of her. Defendant Schultz again pulled the Complainant towards him, holding on to her until her body collapsed again, this time her head striking the ground. Defendant Schultz then leaned his body on top of the Complainant and began to kiss on her body as she lay defenseless on the ground. Defendant Schultz stopped momentarily, looking around the corner and returned to kissing the Complainant on her body. Defendant Schultz stopped and looked around the corner a second time as Defendant Maldonado returned to the location. As the Complainant continued to lie on the ground, Defendant Maldonado stood over her while Defendant Schultz continued to kneel beside her motionless body. Defendant Maldonado then began to back away as he watched Defendant Schultz lie on top of the Complainant again.
Defendant Schultz then grabbed the Complainant again and forced her head to his penis area. Again, the Complainant collapsed to the ground. Defendant Schultz then leaned back and removed his penis from his pants. He then grabbed the Complainant’s head and leaned into her face, forcing his penis into her mouth. Defendant Schultz then grabbed the Complainant again and began to kiss her about the body. Defendant Schultz again grabbed the Complainant’s head as she continued to lie on the ground and leaned into her face, forcing his penis into her mouth. Defendant Schultz repeated this activity multiple times as the Complainant lie defenseless on the ground. Defendant Schultz then straddled the Complainant’s body as he struck her multiple times in the face with his penis. The Complainant began to move her arm and legs, at which time Defendant Schultz got off of her.
Defendant Schultz then attempted to lift the Complainant off the ground but was unsuccessful as her unconscious body collapsed, causing her to hit her head on the ground. Defendant Schultz then stepped away from the Complainant and began to refasten his shirt and pants. Defendant Schultz then knelt beside the Complainant and lifted her forward. Defendant Schultz then placed his body against the Complainant and continued to hold her as he had her body bent forward. Defendant Schultz again tried several more times to lift the Complainant’s unconscious body but was unsuccessful as she collapsed each time.
Unable to get the Complainant to stand up, Defendant Schultz placed her unconscious body against the garage door gate as she sat on the ground, at which time he sat down beside her. Defendant Schultz tried several times to lean in towards the Complainant but she was able to push him away. Unable to remain sitting up, the Complainant eventually fell over on her left side. Defendant Schultz remained seated on the ground and began to lean over her. Defendant Schultz tried one last time to lift the Complainant to her feet, to no avail. The Complainant’s unconscious body once again collapsed to the ground causing her to strike her head against the wall. Defendant Schultz then stood up and walked away, leaving the Complainant lying alone on the ground. The Complainant lied on the ground for several minutes before being discovered by the Witness, who called 911. The Complainant was transported to Washington Hospital Center by DC EMT Ambulance #26 and a SANE examination was conducted."