Richard, John and Pete - are you implying it may actually be a fact?
Surely, one of 'our own' wouldn't do that? After all magic and mentalism has given to him and our magic friends around the world, not to mention the joy it spreads to the audiences?
How could someone possibly try to damage magic and mentalism intentionally and, in addition, make money from it by lying to us about it? Would someone really do such a thing?
Now, but if undeniable proof turned up, is Pete the only one who wouldn't respect him anymore? And is that all? Would you accept that he is part of your circles? Where he, quite possibly, is getting more ideas on what to 'do' and keeps selling his stuff to your friends? And, quite possibly, turns to your next audience to do damage?
Or should we just let him go on?