The more fans that are aware of Ashley and his band of crooks the better. If Shay's version of events affects Ashley's income by one pence or even just mildly irks him I'm happy. These books are vetted by solicitors so if Shay isn't telling the truth there would be grounds for libel or slander.
There's always three sides to every story yours, theirs and the truth.
As for OM it's always other people banging on about him isn't it ? I do believe someone's jealous.