I saw on another site, little plug for Paul Janka, which mentions that Gawker hates on him, and has even made “false allegations of date rape”.
I was curious, so I looked around and found this post. As of yet, I have no reason to believe anything contained in this allegation is false at all, especially considering Janka’s dismissive reply (below this quote from Janka’s accuser).
He told me that we should either have sex or I should leave. I said I would leave. I started to stand up and he pulled me backwards and pinned me against the couch. I tried to push him off me, but couldn’t. He started touching my breasts and between my legs. I told him to let me go as I tried to deflect his hands. After a few minutes he let me up. I gathered my things.
As I was putting on my shoes he came over and grabbed my face, he squeezed until it hurt and I couldn’t move my head. The he shoved his tongue in my mouth. I pushed him off, went to the door, and was trying to unlock it when he came up behind me and wrapped one arm around my arms, making them immobile, and shoved the opposite hand down my pants. He tried to fucking finger me (unsuccessfully, I fought like a dog). I told him to stop. I struggled to get free. His only response was, “You’re turned on, aren’t you.” He wouldn’t let go. I managed to grab an umbrella propped against the wall next to me. I hit him and he backed off. I rushed out the door and I heard him laugh a little and call “bye” after me.
Now, to be fair to Paul Janka, this is just an allegation, and it’s not even an allegation of date rape, but rather an allegation of extreme creepyness and sexual assault – but whatever. I wouldn’t exactly call it “the attraction formula” though.
“I’d say going on a date under false pretenses is pretty underhanded, wouldn’t you? I’m not interested in disputing her account, tit-for-tat. Suffice it to say she’s spun it to serve her interests.”
So Paul Janka doesn’t even deny what happened. He tries to paint himself as a victim. I know there is just a he-said, she-said story going on here, and there are some women out there in the world who are messed up and would make a false allegation like that, but Janka’s non-denial sets off my bullshit detectors.
Maybe I’m going off a bit half-cocked here, but seriously, the last thing the community needs right now is a narcissistic date rapist for a pickup instructor. I don’t care if he has game, or how much his Ebook pays in commissions. If those of us who are in this scene want to honestly believe that we’re a bunch of guys interested in “self improvement”, and who are doing a good thing by helping awkward guys get women, then we need to take a stand and speak up against this kind of bullshittery.
See also my previous, less indignant post on Paul Janka
Update: Check http://gawker.com/news/paul-janka/ for some stories that back up my take on this situation.