To be honest, I had not heard any of this scandalous news regarding Fr. Herman before this. It's a bit saddening.
Fwiw, I just found this site which presents a defense of Fr. Seraphim Rose of Blessed Memory:
I love the comment from "Joanna". Truly rich. More like the proverbial ostrich's tactics. But it's of no importance of course what Fr. Seraphim actually fell into or not. That's for God to judge if He cares. The mindset of his great admirers is what I find funny as they only admire fr. Rose for doing in a way, what their project is for homosexuals and other undesired people. Bury the issues/pretend it doesn't exist. Also preach a political worldview-in the largest sense of the word- of the most retrograde sort. like his idealization of a world he never knew personally. Autocratic Russia. Had he been a bit more open-even to the level of fr. Nouwen, I doubt he would have the same set of admirers and defenders.
I remember reading somewhere somebody who knew Fr. Seraphim said that when he was told about some sexual sin, he would say, "That's disgusting" and change the subject.
I've seen where a few have suggested that Fr. Seraphim "struggled" with the homo passion. Eugene was also a cigarette-smoking heavy-drinking gourmandizer. Did Fr. Seraphim "struggle" with these passions? There's no evidence. All evidence points to that he simply abandoned them. Homos should follow his example. Change the subject.
The niece, Cathy Scott, wrote her book immediately after Not of This World was published. It was suggested that maybe she was trying to get a free ride on the coat-tails of Not of This World. Out of respect for Fr. Seraphim, I refused to read the book. I don't care if she was a family member: non-Orthodox can not understand an Orthodox soul. Neither can anyone comprehend the dying that occurs in Orthodox Baptism unless they have experienced it.
You and I know Fr. Seraphim infinitely better than Miss Scott could even imagine.
From where do we think Miss Scott got the idea to write that book? Judging from all the Orthodox evolutionists who don't want to believe about the toll houses, who use Fr. Seraphim's dead past as an excuse to reject living Patristic teachings; I can well guess from where the idea comes..."