Here's a press release from Slayer's lawyers:
"SLAYER confirms that Jon Dette will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo's Facebook post, SLAYER does not agree with Mr. Lombardo's substance or the timeline of the events, except to acknowledge that Mr. Lombardo came to the band less than a week before their scheduled departure for Australia to present an entirely new set of terms for his engagement that were contrary to those that had been previously agreed upon. The band was unable to reach an agreement on these new demands in the short amount of time available prior to leaving for Australia. There is more to the account than what Mr. Lombardo has offered, but out of respect to him, SLAYER will not be commenting further. SLAYER is grateful to its Australian fans for their understanding of this unfortunate last-minute change, and very much looks forward to seeing them at these shows."
"Does not agree" yet does not refute either, before hiding behind a wall of obscure horseshit. Looks like damage control.
Araya is oddly quiet on all this and commentators are piling the bulk of the blame for Lombardo's ouster on King's shoulders. Hannemen is in no apparent rush to rejoin the band after being sidelined two years ago by a spider bite that resulted in necrotizing fasciitis and would seemingly rather tour with Ruyter Suys of Nashville Pussy than relieve Gary Holt from acting as his live show replacement. So with Hanneman (ILI) still benched and Lombardo (LII) strong-armed out of the Australian tour and probably the band by legal fuckery, only the beta extrovert half of the band remains.