Here's a link to O'Donnell's statement:
I strongly denounce the use of any finances for purposes
that create a notable conflict of interest for any reporter covering the
sensitive topic of child sexual abuse.
In my opinion, the links between sex work and the grooming
of children, child abuse, violent crime, drugs, and other unlawful activities
call into question the credibility of anyone reporting on the subject of child
abuse. While it is not my business to judge the personal lives of other
reporters, I must take on board the feelings and sensitivities of the general
public, including those affected by these activities.
As a reporter and consultant for child sexual abuse cases in
the United States and worldwide, I am obligated to adhere to a reasonable code
of conduct that mirrors the gravity and substance of this subject matter. I am
also sensitive to the feelings of survivors of abuse who trust my integrity and
work. Many of those survivors have conservative values and ethics, and I
respect their positions.
So, he strongly denounces the use of funds for anything that creates a conflict, not using funds to take advantage of the human sex trafficking industry.
The links between sex work and grooming children, etc., call into Lloyd's credibility as a reporter. It doesn't make Lloyd a walking piece of human garbage for ignoring that link and using those victims anyway.
He doesn't want to judge (which I read as still wanting to stay in Lloyd's good graces) but doesn't want anyone to think poorly of him either. He's denouncing Lloyd because of other people's sensitivities, not because Lloyd 1) cheated on his wife, 2) crapped all over his wife publicly, 3) repeatedly took advantage of the most horrific industry on the planet, and 4) made pathetic excuses for why he's entitled to do all those things.
In other words, he's not coming out and condemning Lloyd for being a POS but he has to say something so that he doesn't lose his place in the ex JW community.
IMHO he's just a hypocritical, pathetic POS who doesn't really care about victims, only his so-called status.
Perhaps they are both leaving it open whether they can work together again in future, if and when the scandal blows over.
I also found it odd that Lloyd never came out against Mark, although they both stopped following each other on Twitter (and we know in their tiny world that's the equivalent of giving each other the finger). That website of Mark's also hasn't been updated in months so I wonder if he's burning out as well. What a mess.