So our girl Bristol left Turtleboy on Wednesday. It’s a long story but it’s kind of been brewing for a few months now. Some things were going on regarding money that I was not made aware of, which is not good because I owned the platform and should probably be made aware of stuff like that. It caused a riff and she bounced. During the live show last night I addressed this in detail, including several allegations that Bristol is now making that I pocketed donated money that was intended to go to Sam Cardin to help her get legal help against Rian Waters (he sued both of us).
Normally I wouldn’t bother, but the fact of the matter is that a lot of turtle riders that I respected are in a Discord group with her, and they’re all blindly believing this lie.
The live show was flooded with questions and comments about this, so clearly it’s affecting me now and needs to be addressed. If she wants to lie, that’s one thing. But I won’t remain silent as turtle riders who have been following this blog for years, suddenly leave the turtle because they’ve been told a flat out lie. I owe you people the truth at the very least.
On January 9, 2019, both Bristol and I went to Hampden Courthouse for a hearing with Rian Waters. Sam Cardin was there too since she was being sued as well. My attorney Kevin Chrisanthopoulos spoke for me, and stood next to Sam Cardin in court and spoke on her behalf. The result was Rian Waters dropping his lawsuit against Sam. I paid $300 for that, as you will see in the invoice below.
On January 10 I paid Kevin $45 to write an affidavit for Sam Cardin.
On January 15 I paid Kevin $150 to travel to her house in Palmer and have her review and sign it. Here is the proof of all of that:
Bristol has now seen this, and instead of just admitting that she got it wrong and fucked up, she’s telling turtle riders that I pocketed every dime of donated money and that she saw nothing.
Sam Cardin never paid a dime for legal defense, nor should she have. She is a victim of domestic violence and we all agree that it’s ridiculous that her abuser is allowed to do this to her. I’ve paid this attorney probably around $5,000 (estimate), which is much cheaper than the other attorneys. When Bristol wrote a blog about this we raised about $2,500 (estimate) in donations. All of it went to this legal defense, and I thank everyone who donated for helping advocate for victims of domestic violence and protecting free speech at the same time.
The allegation is being made that Sam didn’t see a dime of the money raised.
But why would she? My lawyer took care of it and I covered it with your donations. Was I supposed to write her a check and then have my lawyer invoice her? Was I supposed to call Sam up and brag to her about it? Because I was under the impression just covering it and not letting the world know how virtuous I am would be a better way to go. That’s just me.
Even if I hadn’t paid any money to help Sam out, we always made it clear that our fundraising efforts were ALWAYS for the legal defense fund. TURTLEBOY legal defense. This is a pathetic smear that I’m happy to clear up.
She’s now claiming, after seeing the receipts, that my attorney didn’t speak for Sam. If you guys would like I will gladly petition to have the tapes pulled from court that day. Or I can just ask my attorney to confirm. Or you can use your brain and see that she’s lying, and I’ve proven that and judge for yourself. Your call.
This is some pied piper shit if I’ve ever seen it, and it’s sad to watch. My worry was that this platform that I’ve built over the last 6 years was being used for clout by the Bristol Crew, and that they’d use the fame they built off of Turtleboy to start their own thing, bring my followers with them, and then turn them against me. This is exactly what has ended up happening. I’m not even made about it. It’s a business lesson I learned the hard way and it won’t happen again.
Oh, and one more thing – if Bristol thought that I pocketed Sam’s legal defense money for over a year now, then why is she just bringing it up now? If she was so morally outraged by what I did, then why did she use my platform to build up her following? I guess needing to use Turtleboy to get a leg up in the YouTube world was more important than doing the right thing.
I didn’t want it to be this way, but I’m not going to stand by and watch some of our most loyal fans walk away. I’m putting every allegation that has been made against me out there later on in a blog and I’ll be addressing it all on the live show tomorrow night. See ya then!
P.S. If you’re one of the turtle riders who blindly fell for this and jumped on the bandwagon, don’t worry I have no intention of dragging you into any of this. Any comments made will have names left out of it.
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