Now that their lawyers have gotten hold of things, nothing could be further from the truth. The letters..oh well they didn't mean anything..hey some of the people are better off..and so on.
Regrettably this sort of turn of events are commonplace in the contemporary legal world. Doctors are often penitent in the aftermath of a catastrophic medical incident just as drivers who cause injurious crashes are all apologetic at the scene of the crash.
Unfortunately these acts of personal responsibility last until the victim brings a lawsuit.