This is a really lame excuse for failure to research this stock.
The number of people shorting this stock is VERY low. Much lower than most stocks. It is just too small to be a good stock to short.
A number of years ago I worked at a small company like IDN. When I went to work for them, I was so taken with the story that I bought $8000 of the stock. Five days after I started to work for the company I sold out. I realized that there was a lack of substance to the business plan. I watched as the stock drifted down and I also entertained myself by watching the Yahoo board. To my amazement, there were always people like you who predicted the stock would soon double or triple. They blamed shorts. They blamed everyone but themselves and the officers of the company.
The officers of this company will do well. They are being paid while the stock drifts down. They may even get severance pay if and when the company goes under, which I suspect may be soon.
Something else to watch. Even if the company goes bankrupt and shareholders lose everything, the price will not go to zero. There are always the naive who keep hope alive.
Time to get more sophisticated with your investments.