After Inc. published this video in 2017, new outside reporting emerged in 2020 indicating that, as a juvenile, Damien Patton was affiliated with a hate group and pleaded guilty to a drive-by shooting at a synagogue. In response, Patton has said, "I did terrible things and said despicable and hateful things, including to my own Jewish mother, that today I find indefensibly wrong, and feel extreme remorse for. I have spent most of my adult lifetime working to make amends for this shameful period in my life.”