No, people pushing that argument are just making stuff up becasue they wanted T&D to win. There was really only one separation considered controversial in that it lasted about 12 seconds rather than the 10 seconds allowed. That one should have been called for a deduction. The ISU weren't calling for deductions for brief separations on anyone so there was no reason to call any other penalty here either. But still, these deductions were not subtracted from the mark a judge put up, the deduction was supposed to be incorporated by the judge when deciding on their marks. It was not uncommon for judges to take deductions in their own minds even if not called by the referee, so any number of them could have seen it and taken a mental ding off their mark for G&P. Or, as I suspect, they saw how much more difficult that dance was than anybody else's and decided that was enough to overcome a choreographic no-no, and that the tech mark should still be higher than anyone else's.