Lloydparody asked a good question. "Who is so stupid to believe this charlatan?" It seemed like a good 95% of the people posting on exjw forums and comment sections did! This is why I still foment a hatred of Reddit. Anything contrary to the Lloyd narrative was disallowed. A bunch of hypocrites whining about being shunned by their families, mumbling something about how bad shunning and information control is, all while actively muzzling people, acting as the exjw thought police. And if it wasn't Reddit, it was facebook forums ran by goons that couldn't get enough brownnosing Lloyd. It was pathetic.
I know Mark Odonnel was mentioned a little while ago here, and I'm sure "he does great work" and whatever- but let's be real. The Fannypack Man™ spent YEARS sitting front row for Lloy'd antics. He had to have been fully aware of how Lloyd treated people, the Crisis Of Conscience copyright fiasco, and other instances best summed up as Lloyd being a flat out dick. Note of this is even to mention the red flags in Lloyd's story. Time and again people chose to make excuses for Lloyd's behavior. LOL at O'donnel making the declarative statement last year that any notion of Lloyd being a nonce was untrue. Ehhhmm...exactly how would he know that was a factual statement? His videos were just that good I guess. It lead me to believe it's about money to many people. Can you help me get clicks and views? This person can add to my subscriber list, sell books, or lend me media credibility?
I'm tempted to be bitter towards the exjw community for not noticing any of this sooner, but then I realize Lloyd even fooled the Cult Expert Steven Hassan.
The problem to me seems that as long as there's money to be made in something, you'll always have a section of the population willing to make it in slimey ways. Anyways, rant over.
Yes all indications are Marko is authentic. And if Marko is authentic then the emails are authentic. And if the emails are authentic then it seems likely the Watchtower involved itself in an international coverup instead of taking Lloyd to the authorities. Just how else would Marko know specific details that were verified true only years later? If the "Evanston/Rebecca" emails were originally screenshotted by Dijana, with the emails then sent from Dijana's email to her cousin asking "WTF", then it's little wonder she doesn't want to admit her role in a coverup. The idea the brothers were completely unaware of the emails and thus level of Lloyd's activities seems very unlikely. Somewhere, there is an electronic papertrail of all of this. The authorities shouldn't have a difficult time sorting it out either way. Happy to be wrong on all of this, but I don't think I am.