I see both sides of the Ape/Smash drama..
I was genuinely ticked at Smash for being rewarded for his emo fest. If I was town I would have also concluded that there's no way he was scum. When you couple that with JiF stupidly all but confirming CTM our lynch pool the last 1/3rd of the game had dramatically decreased. We basically had to go all in on Spoot and LK.. I'm not sure why CTM can't grasp the simple concept that I HAD to be all in on LK. I also was making what I thought were good points. Either he or Crush should have been lynched immediately. I've won games as scum before claiming someones role and not getting lynched for it.
On the other hand, I don't think Ape should really be talking about any PM's. I've received and sent dozens during games to dead players or in some cases those still alive. As long as you're not talking specifics or anything to help the person I think those off the grid communications should be kept private.
So in a way, you're both babies.