Who in the world would go to such length as to contact all the major HLF distributors in order to gather information on how HLF makes its money and to investigate how corrupt the company is. This is going too far. Ackman is in full panick mode, he is trying desperately to protect his reputation yet this is making him look pathetically desperate.
Same thing applies to hot women, when you become desperate and chase after them to hard and strong, it just becomes repulsive, and hot women stump ALL over desperate men who are after them - advice to all the young'uns in here who are still single and need to get laid.
This mental midget has really painted himself into a corner here. See, for his thesis to be correct and thus for him to "win", the only option that serves it is if HLF is illegal and must shut-down. Really?? Talk about risk versus reward. Which savvy investor in their right minds would bet $1 Billion on a public company which has been around for 30+ years and has been scrutinized several times in the courts and the government agencies, prevailing each time, to be found all of a sudden to be ILLEGAL!? There must be an explanation which satisfies his outrageous assertion. I cannot come up with it - can only blame his super-ego for not closing this trade after so much effort to push it down.
i think a sharp new reporter should be contacting pershing sq. clientele and getting feedback on what they think of wonder bill ackman. now, that would be interesting. same reporter should interview gotham partner clientele also. jmho-bucko