After publishing Darren's letter, I was contacted by more than one person in YTB saying that Darren knew the rules and broke them. According to YTB, Darren was on a phone call and tried to recruit someone in YTB into his additional venture.
He resigned his directorship in order to allow him to be involved with another MLM and to try and replace the money he was making in YTB. This is allowed. He is able to recruit his own personally sponsored downline away from YTB. However, he is not allowed to recruit someone he did not sponsor.
When I poked a little this morning, it became clear that this is a MLM wide policy and it is a risk you take recruiting. Someone involved with YTB was on the call and did not identify himself as being in someone else's downline, and Darren began the pitch for the new thing. This violated his rep agreement and apparently allowed YTB the option of terminating him.
It is also becoming evident as YTB continues to struggle to get cash and remain viable, that anyone covered under their "Bill of Rights" (which we have maintained was useless and just a marketing ploy from day one), is now a liability if they are not "all in" with YTB. Given that it is virtually impossible to know everyone involved in YTB, it is very easy to violate the agreement if you are involved in another MLM.
YTB realizes this and also realizes that residual payments under the Bill of Rights is a liability that they can scarcely afford. Hence, they are terminating anyone that might earn under that provision if they feel they are recruiting into another MLM.
Yes, it is true that Darren probably knew the rules, took a gamble, and lost. But it is also evident that YTB is being VERY proactive to reduce the protections they claimed to have offered in this Bill of Rights.
As we have said, it is nothing more than a piece of paper used to entice you to sign up. Once you try to exercise your rights under it, YTB seems to find a way to back out of it.