The rancorous legal dispute amongst the children of Ted Williams has produced a fair amount of bad press for Alcor. (Including another article from earlier in the week). It's hard to say what's really going on behind closed doors, and remember that what ends up in the press is what various parties want to end up in the press. At least half of Williams' family wants his body released for cremation, and have bad-mouthed Alcor in the past. It's best to wait and see what comes out in the wash rather than jump to conclusions.