as we're not...
The new investors are the old investors. Now, if they were so blind as to let it get to the situation it did, why would you think that having them throw good money after bad was going to fix the situation?
Andrew and I sat down and discussed manufacture in 2005, so I'm probably the oldest member of HP (in some form). The ONE thing I told him was to pay your suppliers. Sure enough he failed to do that and was subsequenty taken to court (this is a matter of record and can be looked up). County Court Judgement = NO CREDIT. Thereby you can't make anything unless you sell it first.
I saw the way it was going and told him I'd not do any more work without payment for works already done. I settled out of court, part of which was I had to sign a NDA.
It has been hard watching here and how he duped the US specifically. When Aurich started on Alien, I pretty much could read between the lines as to what would occour.
To see his smug face on that hydrofoil and knowing how he'll probably do the same again really burns.