What a coward and buffoon. Lloyd turned off comments for this post once it was clear he wasn’t getting the feedback he wanted.
He turned it off after this fan of his gave his opinion that it was a bad look to rehash this.
I believe how he’d approach this differently is by not doing the livestream, keeping mum about the details and unleashing his goons upon Kim for leaking personal information. The purpose of the livestream was in part due to the latter, but in practical terms he did the livestream because he was angry and sought to normalise his behaviour, particularly with sex workers. He believes that exJWs have a residual Puritanism and knee-jerk aversion to sexual practices which are unorthodox. Visiting sex workers was more like a fetish in his mind, such as using hand cuffs or roleplay. He really harbours a lot of distaste for the very people he claims to represent, constantly labelling as having a JW mindset to those who dare to disagree with him.
In his emails to Dijana, it was clear that he felt that seeking comfort with prostitutes was a normal and rational practice to occur within a marriage. It was like he viewed it as a minor indulgence such as as taking a few extra swigs of whiskey and passing out on the sofa. He was angry he felt forced to rationalise this to his exJW audience and he was going to set them straight and tell them everything, shaming the few (as he thought) who took issue.
His bigger plan was to probably pursue a series of videos identifying what he considered as sexual taboos originating from everyone’s JW past once this had blown over. He felt this period would be no more than 1-2 months. The Andrew Gold interview in March was his attempt to shift this narrative and felt that the secular Gold would be open to accepting his viewpoint on it. Another miscalculation as he didn’t fool Gold on it as he felt he could and it quickly paved the way for more questions which took place in two follow up videos.
As he stated, he never expected the sheer amount of people who had a problem with what he did as it is clear this is a a bit more than half of the exJW community. He also foolishly misjudged the Thailand sex trafficking angle of this and quickly tried to change the subject in the Gold interview.
People didn’t “flip” on him. As others have stated he felt he could just use his opinion to bulldoze any opposition he had as in the pre-2022 days.