(they weren't; I don't believe that happened for a second from either side of this e-drama fence)
For me, he was lying when he said it and he supported the usage of underhand tactics to demotivate and drive out some of his foes. In his opinion, he is not lying. This kind of discussion goes nowhere, so it is pointless to continue.
The main point of my first post to Ash is still this:
you also need to change your attitude by accepting differences between people. Revora is huge. And it can handle your objectives, even if part of it does other objectives, as long as you work together with people.
And I hope he understands that the usage of dirty tactics to get rid of people won't be productive in any project that he joins. It won't solve problems, it will only bring dirty politics like what we've seen in all these years of Revora. If Revora wasn't sabotaged with this kind of politics, it would be as big as Filefront nowadays.