"Thorsen vanished in March 2009. He is believed to be living and working in Atlanta."
Yeah, he's vanished.
Wow, the powers of Google! Yay, verily, he is uncovered. He is found!
If you do a google search for this story, the top two are The Flu Case and AoA. The supposed statement from the university does not appear on the news page for the university. If you search for the statement from the university, you get The Flu Case's story.
So, let's repeat. Olmsted and Blaxill ran with a story they didn't confirm that came from as dubious a site as AoA is. The Flu Case's story does not corroborate the letter, provide a link to where the original document can be found, and does not reproduce the original document. The university website does not have the release on it.
I don't know and can't confirm the real details relating to the funds, and since the originating source of this story is The Flu Case, and since I immediately found Dr. Thorsen with a cursory search of google, and it's obvious the American Psychiatric Association has no problems with him as of January 22, 2010, I will reserve any comment on the allegations.
However, it's yet again confirmation that folks who are a part of whale.to really don't have any credibility, do they?