If all this was true, why on earth would Watchtower cover it up? Watchtower tried to exclude him from ICSA last year. If they knew this about his background, then why not use it to have him excluded, instead of messing around with lesser accusations? I am not following this at all, although I am open to explanations for how this could make sense.
However, as it is, I am sceptical about the worst claims out there. Aren’t the things he has admitted to already bad enough? I think there’s a danger of playing into his hands by shifting focus from the things he has admitted, onto other accusations that may be exaggerated, unprovable, or untrue. He might even get more sympathy that way, if people get the impression that old enemies are going over the score.
Don’t get me wrong, if there is evidence for these serious allegations then throw the book at him. But in the meantime, the things he has already admitted to: in particular using vulnerable people in a foreign country for his gratification, and habitually lying to family and colleagues, and not using funds for the stated purpose, are already more than enough for many reasonable people to say he should no longer be in a position to advocate for vulnerable abuse victims, and he should no longer enjoy cooperation and support.
From all the stories that have come out in the past week, it’s becoming increasingly clear that he has exerted a malign influence in so many cases the whole time he has been on the scene. He has driven good people away. He has used the free labour of many while claiming all the financial reward for himself. He has sensationalised people’s stories with little or no aftercare or real interest in their emotional well-being. Other victims, whose stories he has not managed to secure exclusive rights to showcase, he has attempted to marginalise and undermine. His material is highly derivative and often presents dumbed down versions of in depth studies that preceded him. His extremely long video reviews are tedious and boring. His reviews were often longer than the original material he was reviewing. Anyway, you get the idea. I don’t think we are losing much, and probably will gain a lot from him vacating the scene. The one thing he did well was to serve as a conduit for receiving and publishing leaked material. But we have our own Atlantis who is the star in this field. All we need is someone who can curate it in video and other forms, which I am sure many could make a better job of doing.