I some years ago pointed out that Ellison's first draft didn't contain significantly more characters or sets than the finished episode
, so I think Justman didth protest too much (and I say that as a professional Producer). Until we're privy to Ellison's later drafts it's all he-said stuff based on a few memos, memories and snarky comments. I frankly think both sides of the story are factually incorrect and overdramatized.
Trevanian: when you say "remember that Ellison was already persona non grata at ABC over the two Adrian Samish incidents", the presumes said incidents are common knowledge...I think it's safe to ay they're not, so I think some illumination is in order.