If he IS under ethics action and it becomes too much and he bails out of the cult, I am betting he would not go quietly...like Leah Remini did not go quietly. Could be interesting to watch. We haven't seen a high-profile defection in quite awhile. It's time.
That's the thing with "high profile" people. They can't be allowed to just quietly leave. Too many people would ask questions. The narrative of "I tried it up to OT8 and I did not get the results promised, so I bailed" cannot be allowed out there. The story MUST be "He was just too criminally out-ethics to get case gain". They would have no choice but to put out every bit of libel they could on him. He's probably smart enough to realize that.