Manchovie has briefed a few of us on his side of the story. There is no need for him to speak here. This guys asshattery has shown itself in his posts and more than one ASC'er has figured out the holes in his story.
His lack of fundamental communication skills alone is responsible for half the issues with the deal. Add to that threatening calls from an irate parent and you can start to see how Manchovie got boxed into a bad deal.
I can assure everyone he did his best to make all parties happy and got the short end of the stick on parts and labour. Even on his worst day, Manchovie could never fuck up a deal this badly.
It's this kind of BS that makes good gun docs rethink doing work for anyone. It hurts the community when it happens.