Couple of points:
1. Many bad things happened in and to the OCA on Metropolitan Herman's watch, for which he was removed from office. He has done what was asked of him since so far as I know. He is old, infirm, and it is my understanding he is now fully or mostly wheelchair bound. Whatever sins he committed he is paying for in his reputation and in his body. When God was ready to send fire from heaven on Sodom and Gemorah, Abraham bargained with God for mercy. When God was ready to destroy most of Israel and start over with Moses, he offered himself to be destroyed that they might be spared. Wanting to further humiliate and defame Met. Herman is simply inconsistent with the Christian faith. The point of chastisement in the Church is twofold, to serve as a warning to those who would sin against the Church in similar fashion, and to keep open the opportunity of repentance and reconciliation to God and to the Church, to give the particular sinner a mode of repentance for the salvation of his soul. The aim is not his destruction, but his healing.
Even though I agree his removal was just, were I with him I would still ask his blessing, kiss his hand, and ask for his prayers. And if I lived near, and he would have me, I would gladly visit him from time to time, help him with his needs, give him a ride to church, etc. It is shameful to kick a man when he is down, more shameful to take joy or pride in it. Heaven forbid that any of us should not want Met. Herman's final years to be peaceful ones, in the presence of those who love him and remember him before the Lord.
2. RE: facts vs unsubstantiated allegations. I have a question. If a person is supposedly raped yet vigorously and persistently denies there was a rape…if those who know her firmly assert her denial is not a ploy or a falsehood, if there is no medical evidence of a rape…if the rape exists only in rumor and malicious gossip, and not in fact, then how can there be a coverup of what did not happen? And if there is an "official" documented accusation of covering up something that is a fiction, how does this fiction transmogrify mirabile dictu into a fact? Does an "official" accusation have the power to confect a fact from a fiction? If it does not then how is this putative fact, not actually what others have labeled it, namely, an unsubstantiated (literally nothing standing under… iow no support) accusation.