You don't have to try to destroy a man's whole career to "make him see the error of his ways". You do not have to tell the whole world that he had prostitutes inside Graceland, or that he peeked through holes and watched unsuspecting couple have sex. And Red and the others did not have to continue to smear Elvis by giving information to Goldman, Hard Copy, Current Affair, etc. after Elvis died.<quoted text>
Elvis had friends but who was really going to tell Elvis what to do?
Think about it, Elvis was going to do drugs no matter what.
Red and Sonny were with him for a lot of years.
They had a falling out with Elvis and Vernon fired them.
The book was written to try and make Elvis see the error of his ways.
As far as I know, Red hasn't bashed Elvis at all after Elvis died.
Of course, some Elvis fans hate Red and Sonny West.
Sonny is more vocal on Elvis but Red West keeps fairly quiet.
He is still an actor that sometimes gets acting roles in films.
Anyway, I didn't get the impression that he intended to hurt Elvis.
They were both men and Red couldn't act like a woman with talk.
They were football and karate buddies.
Red hoped the book, "EWH" would scare Elvis straight.
But all it did was make Elvis feel betrayed in their friendship.
And if Elvis truly was addicted, all the and embarrassment in the world will not make them stop because they CAN'T stop.
Red has ruined Elvis reputation through the years by giving all the information to the world, true or not.
They wrote the book for revenge and to make money for themselves.