I am so unsurprised by this payoff. People who go around telling you they're wonderful people who should be allowed to tell you what to think are, generally, bad.
I think it's been traumatic for a lot of people who thought they knew this person via Twitter, so I don't want to make light of it, but it's so interesting from a social-anthropology POV. It reminds me of the CRAZY MsScribe story about Harry Potter fandoms
apologies for butting in, but are you aware of the Ms Scribe story? Relevant to this conv I think, re obvious frauds being protected by culture war tribalism, & just kind of amazing in own right. Mega-long version here synopsis here