He is not a very nice person. But he is a profoundly damaged person. Still, though, look at all the people who have known him in life who all share one characteristic: they will not talk about him. They demur. It doesn't make sense that they're truly afraid of him taking legal action--they are afraid of hurting him. It would be like kicking a puppy who's just pissed on your shoe. It doesn't know any better.