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Suing To Silence: The Troubling Story of Turtleboy, Rian Waters, And How He Is Using The Courts To Re-victimize A Domestic Violence Survivor, Hurt Us Financially, And Try To Censor Our Speech

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It’s not an uncommon start to a story here. Turtleboy is facing yet another frivolous lawsuit. These lawsuits tie up our court system and are simply used as a mechanism to try to silence free speech. They force us to hire lawyers, who aren’t cheap, in order to get these ridiculous complaints dismissed. We’ve never lost in court, but judges do not grant lawyer’s fees when you win. When you see the lawsuit we’re dealing with right now you will see the pure evil we are up against. For that reason we graciously appreciate any and all donations to the Turtle Fund by clicking the PayPal button above. Without your support these frivolous lawsuits will bankrupt us.

The lawsuit this time is for publishing a blog two years ago detailing the very public airing of a domestic incident that occurred between a Palmer man and the mother of his child, Samantha Cardin. The blog did not take a hard stance as to the guilt or innocence of either party, but rather provided satirical commentary on a highly viewed Facebook post.

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As you can see from Rian’s tone, he is very sure of himself and exhibits arrogance that the people running the Ludlow jail are are “stupid.” But after reading the blog I am not sure what the blogger’s opinion is in relation to the guilt or innocence of Rian Waters.

But this story has a sickening twist. Unlike past litigation, Turtleboy Sports is not the only defendant listed in Rian Waters’ complaint. He has also named Ms. Cardin, and this is where things get highly objectionable. Here are portions of Rian’s complaint against Aidan Kearney and Samantha.

At about 5pm on December 31 2016, the Plaintiff was arrested for animal cruelty, and assault and battery. The Plaintiff was shocked to hear the charges. The officer twisted the few words the Plaintiff said, and claimed his bail was ten times the actual amount. The Plaintiff had almost enough on him to cover the correct bail.

As you can see, he is also accusing the police of lying in their report about what he said, while noting that he was doing so well financially that he had the money on him to pay for the bail, which was 10 times the amount he claims it was supposed to be.

In an amended complaint he also claims that he avoids going to his house now, thanks to a comment Uncle Turtleboy made on a Facebook Live show.

Rian Waters does not have a lawyer and is representing himself pro se. He has started a GoFundMe that has raised over $300, which claims that his lawsuit will “likely bring an end to Turtleboy Sports.” That is his goal. According to the GFM the money he raises will go towards food and transportation first, and any additional funding will go towards his legal expenses.

It should be noted that Michael T. Gaffney, who also filed a frivolous fraud and libel lawsuit against Turtleboy and Aidan Kearney, has written an affidavit for Rian Waters, showing that the two of them are clearly working together to silence a blog that has criticized them both.

Essentially Gaffney has become the real life incarnation of Attorney Richard N. Vulva by assisting random people who threaten to sue the blog.

Suing Aidan Kearney and Turtleboy is one thing. Suing a woman who alleged domestic violence is despicable and is a tactic abusers use to continue to harm their victims.

Sam’s story isn’t all that uncommon in its own vein, either. Statistics say that 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 7 men will find themselves victims of domestic violence in their lifetime. The numbers are staggering, the reality harrowing. Sam’s reality was no different than the rest.

“We met when I was 18, one day when he came to my then boyfriend’s house,” she recalls. “He was selling Grateful Dead tee shirts. I bought one. I thought he was cool; he went to festivals and traveled a lot, and said he was trying to start his own business. He seemed smart.” The relationship progressed quickly, with Rian playing the part of a smitten suitor. “He was sweet, and attentive, where the guy I was seeing was a heavy drinking loser. Rian swooned over me. He practically moved into my house before we had even started dating.”

And within 4 months of the relationship, he had convinced her to go out west with him to California.

“That was the start of him showing signs of becoming abusive,” she says, “Or at least the ones I fully realized. It would have probably been a lot easier to leave the relationship, had I not left with him and flown 3,000 miles away from anyone who cared about me.”

But it was all a lie, time and time again, Rian’s business ventures failed, often so quickly that not even one annual report would be filed before the inevitable suspension, dissolution or abandonment took hold. Sam discovered his true industry, making and selling THC concentrates, a crime that carried as stiff a penalty as meth manufacturing, due to the chemical process entailed.

“He would threaten to blame it all on me,” she told me, “I knew it wasn’t legal, I didn’t want anything to jeopardize our daughter. I had no control over anything in my life, I didn’t know what to do.”

She shows me picture of her bruised and battered, allegedly by his hand.

“I went homeless trying to get away with my daughter. We slept in tents on farms, I worked 16 hours a day, just to make enough to get home to Massachusetts.”

Then in December 2016, things came to a head when Rian returned to Massachusetts from California where he still resided, to visit for the holidays. This visit would result in Sam sustaining a black eye, her 10 month old, 79 pound Great Pyrenees/mastiff’s having an untimely and suspicious death, and culminated in Rian’s arrest for domestic violence and animal cruelty.

But for Sam, it didn’t end there.

“I would see vehicles parked outside my house, lights off, with someone sitting inside. I felt it was him, but I just never could get enough proof.”

Meanwhile, Rian would send message after message, attempting to coerce, threaten and bargain with Sam to prevent her from testifying in court.

  

It worked, and Samantha refused to corporate with the District Attorney in the case against Rian. Charges were dropped, without prejudice. Ms. Cardin is not a woman of means, and was scared into believing that if she testified against him that she risked losing custody of her special needs daughter, because she claims that Rian Waters would’ve accused her of having drugs in her house that he sent in the mail from California before arriving.

However, having the charges dropped is not an exoneration; it’s simply the gears of justice grinding to a halt as they so often do in cases such as this. In the matter of an assault that so often occurs with no witnesses, victim testimony is imperative. Batterers know this, batterers capitalize on this. An official source close to the criminal case has assured us the injuries to the dog were non-accidental, and that Luna was killed, but without a cooperative witness, prosecution often falls flat.  So Rian was free to continue his campaign to harass, discredit, and frighten his ex, as he had done so many times before.

And Rian wasn’t finished yet. As he attempted frantically to reestablish contact with the woman whom he was arrested and charged with abusing and got nothing but silence in return, he soon turned his attention to Turtleboy Sports. In May he started emailing Uncle Turtleboy, taunting him about filing a lawsuit.

But before filing the lawsuit he offered NOT to go through with it, if we retracted the blog about him, paid him a “small cash settlement,” and to do a follow up article which would presumably speak his praises. According to the email Turtleboy would “lose credibility when the facts go public,” because we “attacked an innocent and good man,” even though he was never found not guilty. He claimed that he couldn’t get into the Open Society Foundations because of the blog, and that he was going to travel to Worcester to “meet” with Uncle Turtleboy.

Still no lawsuit was filed, and he continued to taunt about the possibility of a lawsuit in the near future. As usual he was a genius who knew how to quadruple our audience, if only we sought his advice.

After filing the lawsuit, which amongst other things claims libel because it referred to his mustache as a “collection of dirt and pubes,” he attempted to extort money from us by promising to withdraw for cash. Specifically he wanted $1,500, plus a $5,000 advertising credit. He also wanted us to write a two part blog (which he would approve of before publishing) that smeared his daughter’s doctor, smeared Samantha, and painted him as a loving father fighting hard to regain custody of his daughter (who he admittedly does not pay child support for).

“Sadly I can’t drop the suit completely because Samantha is still crazy and this case is slowly bringing her back into reality

“, he writes.

“But I can have a lawyer draft a proper settlement agreement and drop all defendants but her.” 

We will not be threatened or coerced into the continued abuse or harassment of a young mother, and we will not be silenced. A dog is dead, a young mother battered, all in the presence of her young, disabled child. And so, this blog is caught in the midst of litigation where the stakes are higher than we have ever seen. This transcends our right to free speech. This now involves the rights of victims of domestic violence to be free of further harassment and coercion, all but sanctioned by our legal system. It is patently absurd that a judge is even hearing this case, but it’s just how our courts work.

Samantha is being sued for “malicious prosecution”, among other baseless complaints, for a criminal case brought by the Commonwealth, not by her.  Turtleboy is being sued under the guise of a blog that simply offered commentary on a situation made public via social media. Commentary which, quite frankly, seems far too forgiving.

This tactic of using the legal system to further perpetuate abuse on a victim that Rian seems to gleefully employ is not unusual. In a system that allows for nearly any complaint to be filed, no matter how frivolous, it becomes easy for abusers to drain the financial and emotional resources of their victims, leveling continued harassment and intimidation, and all through the perfectly legal channels of the courts. For so many victims, with scarce resources and battered confidence, the results can be devastating – regardless of the actual merits, or lack thereof, of the case. Such is the case for Sam. Without a firm grasp of the legal system, and no access to an attorney, a default judgement has been filed against her. She has a hearing on Wednesday, January 9 that Rian wants recorded.

“He served a previous address, I didn’t even know where to go, or when,” she tells me, “I didn’t think he’d be able to take it this far.”

But he did.

I’m generally not in the habit of asking our readers for donations, but this to me is a glaring exception. What this man is doing is pure evil, and he has the ability to do some serious financial damage to the company by draining us of our limited time and resources, after already being under attack by boycotters, threats, and tech companies.

We can’t just roll over and let this man inflict this damage onto the woman he so egregiously mistreated for so many years. We cannot stand by and let yet another abuser use the courts systems to further his own agenda. If we exist for anything, it is to expose these issues and stand for those who cannot stand for themselves. As little as a $5 donation will help us fund this fight. If you can’t donate, please share. If people like Rian Waters choose to behave like this then their behavior should be exposed. Don’t let this issue fade away, don’t let the voices of Samantha Cardin and so many others fade into obscurity and silence. If there’s a fight worth fighting, it’s this one, so that we can stand together and say loud and clear, this is not something that we condone, or accept. And we never, ever will.




I published this blog because I wanted to make it clear to Rian that he can sue Aidan Kearney, but he will not silence me. I will not stand by and watch a woman being abused and a dog being killed, without justice. If you want to reach me you can do so at [email protected]

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56 Comment(s)
  • Used to be a fan
    January 5, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    ” Ohhbhhh give to me! Help me defend the TB name” “Buy my book, donate 5 dollars.. Help” Meanwhile If you don’t agree we call you names. This kid wont win, but it will cost TB a lot of money. Too Fuckin bad! The price of business. Your advertisers are attacked? Well then maybe you need a pay to read system. In this day and age anyone and everyone us open for attack. I bought the book, but I won’t contribute, so am I an asshole too? Go fight it, you’ll win, it will cost you. Too bad! Sorry, but the name calling turned me off. Yeah i know, im a little fish in a big pond, but I can live without TB…good luck..

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    • Wahhhh
      January 6, 2019 at 8:53 am

      The name calling turned you off??? Hahaha how did you ever get past the first sentence of a blog??

  • Tom Blackburn
    January 5, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Domestic violence is a crime invented by liberals. Stop playing this card… beating dumpstersluts isn’t a problem, period.

  • Roll The Dice
    January 5, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    This whole thing is to funny. The owner of the site says he’s to busy to read the comment section (doing what..not writing a blog) and Rion is to busy winning big at the casinos (picture of casino membership cards and 3 $1 chips).

    I’m not saying they are scammers and wasting tax payer money and court time but what?

  • I donated
    January 5, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Dont fuck up my personal info

  • Drop The Mic
    January 5, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    If you go to court you be like dis an then them be all like dat an then say I ain’t no her she ain’t my bitch dog so I ain’t no nuthin cuz you be freakin an I ain’t daba on da low cuz I be ridin wit my cuz at da timez on da situation so how can me be Bro her sista be crazy it ain’t my baby aks my Mother..motherfucker!

    This defense works 99.9% of the time in Massachusetts.

  • Iconsidermyselfaturtlegirl
    January 5, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    This dude is a sick fuck ! He is a socialpath and has narcissistic personality! I emailed the asshole . I can’t wait to hear his response! A woman like me will chew and spit a man out like him ! I will beat his scrawny pedophile looking scum bags ass!

    And I will be donating money!

    • Stunt Penis
      January 5, 2019 at 9:50 pm

      So umm hey there special lady. Would you consider chewing and spitting me out tomorrow afternoon?

  • DQ
    January 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Rian is a douche nozzle. Feel free to quote me in court documents.

  • Bilge Rat
    January 5, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Loved the book!!! 
    Donated today
    I downloaded the app and I don’t have any ads  

    Keep up the good work! 

  • Rhode Island Vaper
    January 5, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    The complainers about ads obviously have’t heard of AdBlock plus. I never get pop ups so it looks to me like you only have two ads Smitty’s Tavern and The Black @& White Grill.
    Kudos for dumping that stupid take a knee with a diamond ring in your hand! They suck grand Ma’s vagina!

  • Sjr
    January 5, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Celiac? Right if he eats gluten he’ll get diarrhea and bloat
    It’s niot like he has diabetes and they held insulin
    Also, why do these suits even go forward ?
    Wouldn’t a judge or someone see it and throw it out?

  • Nadia Yenraek
    January 5, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I see he filed an emergency motion with a hearing scheduled in ten day.

    Better get out your checkbook

  • Rion On The Stand
    January 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Judge – Mr. Waters how do you explain Ms. Cardin having one black eye?

    Rion Waters – Well judge she’s obviously a fast learner. If she tried to stop me from kicking the dog again she would have ended up with two!!

  • Judge Hairlip
    January 5, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I honestly don’t see where there’s a case here.

    TB just shows up to court and hands out pictures of Rian to the judge and jury and says ‘yes we wrote his upper lip looks like a combination of pubes and dirt here is our evidence to the fact!’. The court will laugh at the pic and say yes we all agree that’s pubes and dirt on his lip. Case closed.

  • Simon and Schuster
    January 5, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    I’m not sure how my $5 will win this case for you but I’ll give it to you.
    Here’s another idea, if he has a GFM and has already received $300 let’s show him who’s boss and start a GFM against Rian and let the best GFM win!

    Poor Rian has no idea the $$ he’s going up against. If you have to TB break out some of the thousands you made on your book deal!

  • CG
    January 5, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    It’s no surprise he’s trying to sue TB. If there’s anything white trash loves as much as Mountain Dew, it’s a good ol’ settlement check.

  • Surely you're joking sir
    January 5, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Mr. Rian a self described “serial entrepreneur” and music festival creator is arguably a public figure based on his own “business” ventures. Further Mr. Rian’s arrest for alleged crimes and public record of said arrest most certainly makes Mr. Rian a public figure,.

    Assuming success as newcomer to the entertainment industry is an atrocious assumption. The greatest directors, screen writers, performers and technical experts in the world reside in the Hollywood movie industry. Yet even the very best with the very best financial backing and predictive analytics routinely spend hundred of millions of dollars on a sure-thing only meet fantastic failure. (Welcome To Marwen Universal Studios 2018) $39 million budget, worldwide box office $8 million, deficit $31 million dollars.

    Mr. Rian intends to prove his music festival failed due to TBS, laughable. Mr. Rian further objects to his facial hair referenced as pubes and dirt, slang for poor facial hair. Poll a cross section of the public some will like his facial hair some will agree with TBS and most won’t care. This is a matter of taste and opinion and not arguable in a court room.

    Mr. Rian was arrested by the police for committing alleged crimes, this is a factual matter and reported by the police, reporting on the matter is public record and can not be disputed as malicious. Mr. Rian’s complaint that he was not a resident of Palmer, Ma. again is without merit when the information came from a public police report.

    1) TBS views this nuisance case as pointless but potentially costly.

    2) TB isn’t as sharp as I believe he is and afraid of this absurd case.

    3) TB and TBS like any good media is happy to use this pathetic law-suit bring a little excitement into their blog and at the same time expose the foolish legal threats that are common place in our society.

    I’m betting on #3.

  • Beverly
    January 5, 2019 at 11:49 am

    just look at this goof’s face, I don’t even need to fully investigate the facts of this rigamarole, dude needs a year down in walpole and 4-5 beatings in his time there

  • Turdchomper
    January 5, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Rian Waters:”turtleboy is doomed”!
    Rian’s soon future cellmate:”shut up and suck, bitch”.

  • Scott
    January 5, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Crazy chicks lie about DV all the time esp when kids are involved. TBS of all media should know this. I don’t know what happened here but white knighting for women’s rights is a bad look.

    • Bristol Turtlechick
      January 5, 2019 at 11:04 am

      “All the time” is a gross overstatement. Sometimes, yes. More often than that DV goes unreported, because women know all too well the scrutiny and retaliation they could face. Real women, I mean, not the Dr Fords and Maudes of the world, who have money and friends and an agenda to bolster them.

  • Liberal Logic My Assumptions are Proof of Fact, also see Steele Dossier
    January 5, 2019 at 10:10 am

    If this case is heard, SNL owes Presidents Donald Trump and George Bush about a billion, trillion, gazillion dollars.

    New York Times, Globe, Washington Post et al. front page accusations and one paragraph page 12 corrections is a daily business practice. Even the accusations written in the suit are making huge assumptions and using faulty logic. Too many “IF” statements that didn’t use “if” in the suit. A 9th grade English teacher would grade this as (re write and submit again, or take an F).

  • I see dumb people
    January 5, 2019 at 10:02 am

    This lil botch boy is a poster child for woman beating men.. Its like tgey all have the same mindset.. They are so great and innocent its the evil woman who made them beat them… Keep putting this woman beating bitch ass pusdy on blast and every other scumbag just like him.. There is a special place in hell for scum bags like this joker

  • Maggie the Cat
    January 5, 2019 at 9:19 am

    My general rule in life is “trust no one”. That has helped me avoid lots of problems. Of course, I’m not a lower-class female looking for love in all the wrong places. There are millions of guys out there just like Rian, but over-trusting females still fall for them.
    As for people objecting to Turtle Boy’s advertisements, I don’t see a lot of ads when I open the pages. Am I getting special treatment?

  • Independent Thinker
    January 5, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Why do those who can least afford to have kids and are the least capable of adequately raising them continue to have them? Birth control is relatively inexpensive these days.

    Just keep on having relationships with losers. Then you wonder why your life sucks.

  • Fight fire with fire
    January 5, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Title 18, U.S.C., Sec. 1512, makes it a Federal crime or offense for anyone to use intimidation or physical force to threaten another person with intent to influence the testimony of a witness in any Court proceeding.

    A person can be found guilty of that offense only if all of the following facts are proved beyond a reasonable doubt: First: That the witness was scheduled to be a witness in court; Second: That the person used intimidation/physical force against such witness; and Third: That the person did so knowingly and willfully with the intent to influence the testimony of the witness.

    To act with intent to “influence” the testimony of a witness means to act for the purpose of getting the witness to change or color or shade his or her testimony in some way; but it is not necessary to prove that the witness’ testimony was, in fact, changed in any way.

    His post from Jan 2 is witness tampering. He tells her he’ll do someone if she does something. His vow to ascend is a form of intimidation.

  • Mr.? Gabe Murchison
    January 5, 2019 at 9:04 am

    So the lack of money explains why your website string is so hard to read?

    Makes sense now. Good luck with your lawsuit. Maybe my Dad can, ahem “invest” in your business

    • FINRA
      January 5, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      How’s that bankruptcy of your Dad’s? All settled?

  • Smells Like Shit
    January 5, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Stop being a fucking homo.
    You’ve said yourself you have never lost a court case so why are you so afraid of this woman beating, dog killing mental midget?
    Don’t ask me to pay your stupid legal fees, counter sue this little prick for any expenses and damages so he has to pay you $0.40 of every dollar he earns for the rest of his life or until he’s paid the debt off.

    • January 5, 2019 at 10:46 am

      We’re not going to lose moron. But it still costs money. Lots of money. And we can’t get him on legal fees afterwards because judges don’t do that with pro se plaintiffs. It’s all explained in the blog. Reading is fun.

      • Brian Anderson
        January 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm

        FACKS and SCIENCE!!!!

    • David
      January 5, 2019 at 11:08 am

      You don’t get it. Even if there is an award it’s unenforceable. Do you think that a guy running an illegal drug lab has wages that can be garnished? Has professional licenses that can be held up for renewal? Cares if he drives with out a license? Would even be punished for driving without said license? These people are somehow the ones that go unpunished.

  • Two Patch Crappy Jack
    January 5, 2019 at 8:37 am

    This kid won’t win a dime. The sad part is it will cost tons to defend against him. I won’t contribute simply because as someone else said , its the cost of doing business. You claom to be legit news, well legit news outlets have lawyers on retainer for things like this, you should too. As for this kid, he is gonna piss someone off and it will be lights out for him. As for Gaffney, his rep as a lawyer who simply wastes the courts time will catch up with him also. Judges will begin to find reasons to throw out his cases. The whole thing is a circus.

    • January 5, 2019 at 10:52 am

      “Legit news” like NBC doesn’t have their advertisers subject to harassment campaigns that force them to leave. They don’t get blacklisted by Google Adsense, Facebook or twitter. If these things didn’t happen to us we’d have plenty of money to fight this on our own. Of course the only reason it does happen is because we have the audacity to exposed scum which provides you with free and entertaining content every day. We get it, you’re a free loader. And that’s ok because there’s plenty of room for all on the turtle. 

      • Two Patch Crappy Jack
        January 5, 2019 at 11:12 am

        We are all freeloaders in one way or another. You constantly compare TB to all the other outlets and boast you are real news, legit news, whatever term you want. This is on the web. Its free, i read it, so yeah im a freeloader. Calling me one cause I won’t contribute? Come on now… And again… As a business , especially this business, you need lawyers on speed dial. It cost money to make money. I will still read TBS daily. I wish you the best.

  • Chet Manley
    January 5, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Counter sue for court costs. I realize the little shit doesn’t have a pot to piss in, but just the fact that he will have to pay you if/when he loses, would probably cause him to drop the case.

    • David
      January 5, 2019 at 10:24 am

      I know from personal experience that winning that kind of thing amounts to nothing more than words on paper. These kinds of judgments are only ever enforced against the good guys. The system is set up to favor the bad guys in every possible scenario. The less you have to lose the more damage you’re able to inflict. This was an extremely expensive lesson for me as I was the one with the money to lose. While the dirtbag did eventually go to prison I’ll never see a dime of the tens of thousands of dollars that I spent responding to and defending against bogus accusations.

  • Dirk Diggler
    January 5, 2019 at 6:15 am

    This dildo looks like the kid in high school that knows everything and hangs out at the mall.

    On a side note I’m gonna sue turtleboy for all your stupid ads.

  • ar6rider
    January 5, 2019 at 3:25 am

    I’m not buying it, Turtleboy is a “movement”? , lmaoooo…please. Its a trashy site that makes fun of trashy people in trashy situations, nothing more. You and your bloggers appeal to the lowest common denominator. Yes, you have a right to free speech, not a right to be free of the consequences.

    Yeah the guy is a definite piece of shit and I’m not defending him at all, he should be in jail. But guess what, this lawsuit? its called the cost of doing business, and you should know that by now. And no, I wouldn’t donate a nickel if it meant saving even half your ass.

    • Bret
      January 5, 2019 at 8:29 am

      And yet here you sit, too bitchmade to use your name to run your boyblower.
      Funny how that works huh shitdick?
      Fuckin pussyfart

      • Two Patch Crappy Jack
        January 5, 2019 at 11:19 am

        Bret… And the gang
        .. Making rude comments to the readers isn’t going to help the cause man…. Why doesn’t TB start a subscription service .. Charge people to read the blogs? Then you guys will have fight money…. Or is it maybe most people won’t pay to read? Hmmmmm in any case, you guys are better than being dinks to commenters… I think… Are you??? Maybe not???

        • Bristol Turtlechick
          January 5, 2019 at 11:28 am

          Hey, I’ve got nothing to say regarding donating or not. You’re under no obligation. I am gonna refute the “crazy chicks lie about DV” chorus, though, that helps exactly no one.

        • Dr. T. Boyd
          January 6, 2019 at 10:33 am

          TB isn’t going to charge readers. The ratchets would love that, but dream on.

  • D
    January 5, 2019 at 1:01 am

    This kid is 100%  dirt and pubes.       
    I grew up with a “father “ just like this. 
    He thinks he’s the smartest person in the room.  It makes me sick to my stomach how he acts like he’s giving this mom any time with their child.  How  he thinks by offering meds his baby NEEDS only if she talks to him. Why does he hold her meds hostage?  So many things he wrote is screaming narcissistic asshole.    

  • please answer the question
    January 5, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Dear Turtleboy. (yes, I realize Bristol wrote this) I wanted to ask you a question, I tried to write this comment and question prior to this, but it was deleted for some reason? Please know that I love your news blog. I have nothing against you. You have never written about myself or my friends, I do NOT agree with the man/boy above for any reason if he hurt this woman and child. This question is not out of spite, but genuine curiosity. You are asking for donations as you state that the above lawsuit could “bankrupt” you and your business. How is this any different than a go fund me? You say people that have go fund mes are scum of the earth. Yet you just sold a home in Worcester for $150,000 and while that was in the process, bought another home for half a million dollars in Holden. Why is it that when you go to court for these “frivolous” lawsuits, you always state YOU are not the one that writes these blogs? In essence, you are blaming the very people that work for you and using them as a scapegoat. How is you asking for money from others on this blog, any different than others with go fund me accounts? You own a home that is worth a HALF A MILLION DOLLARS! Just how much do your writers earn pray tell? Yet again, i’m asking you a serious question in hopes that you answer this time instead of deleting my comment. I have nothing against you, and I have nothing to gain from this question (in hopes you will answer) I’m not anyone you have ever written about, nor do I know anyone that you and your bloggers have written about. This is a serious question and I just want to know what your answer to it is? Again, how is you asking for donations so you don’t go “bankrupt” while you are living in a half a million dollar home, any different than anyone else that has a go fund me and looking for money?

    • Uncle Turtleboy
      January 5, 2019 at 1:53 am

      I don’t normally read the comments, so feel free to email in the future. But here goes.

      1. You are asking for donations as you state that the above lawsuit could “bankrupt” you and your business. How is this any different than a go fund me? You say people that have go fund mes are scum of the earth.

      This isn’t a GoFundMe, and there are many good GoFundMe’s. We call out frivolous GFMs, like 21st birthday parties to Foxwoods. This is giving people the option to donate to a cause they believe in. It’s quite common among conservative publishers today, such as Dave Rubin and the Daily Wire. The left controls social media and often get demonetized, so people who express conservative opinions are forced to turn to their readers in order to keep the blog alive. Without donations we will stop existing. Free speech is hardly free. We do not have the ability to print money, and we’ve lost well over $100,000 in revenue in 2018 as a result of various forms of censorship full explained in the book.

      2. Yet you just sold a home in Worcester for $150,000 and while that was in the process, bought another home for half a million dollars in Holden.

      My home is not worth half a million dollars. The shithole house in Worcester that I bought in 2009 and sold in 2016 was purchased when I was single and a teacher. Then I got married. When you get married your combined earning power doubles, and thus you are able to purchase a home that costs more money. We lived below our means for many years, saved, and waited for the time when the market was right to purchase a stable home for our family. This is what responsible adults do with their finances, and I fail to see what any of this has to do with GoFundMe. We’re not asking for money for a house.

      3. Why is it that when you go to court for these “frivolous” lawsuits, you always state YOU are not the one that writes these blogs? In essence, you are blaming the very people that work for you and using them as a scapegoat.

      Not sure why you use quotes on “frivolous” since these lawsuits are the definition of frivolous. For the blogs we’ve been sued for I have not been the one to publish them, but as the legal owner of the blog I take full legal responsibility. Seeing as I’m the one that actually has to go to court and pay for the lawyer, the fact that you would call this “blaming the very people that work for you,” is so absurd that I’m sure you understand why it requires no explanation.

      4. How is you asking for money from others on this blog, any different than others with go fund me accounts?

      Because we provide a service that people are willing to donate to in order for that service to continue. Much like how people pay for newspaper subscriptions. People begging for money on GFM provide nothing in return for the investment.

      5. You own a home that is worth a HALF A MILLION DOLLARS!

      No I don’t. We bought the home for $395K. It’s public records. And it’s really not that much money. Anyone on two teachers salaries could qualify for a $500K loan.

      6. Just how much do your writers earn pray tell?

      This is answered in the book, but they receive a commission based on the ad revenue they generate from page views on blogs they publish. We believe in merit based pay, which is why Bristol and SSTG make more money than anyone. Eventually I’d like to be in a position where I can offer them a full time salary, but we’ve taken quite the hit in the last year so that’s just not possible.

      7) Yet again, i’m asking you a serious question in hopes that you answer this time instead of deleting my comment.

      No one deletes your comments. I hardly have time to read all the blogs published on this site, never mind the comments. You’re not that important that I’d waste time censoring you.

      8) Again, how is you asking for donations so you don’t go “bankrupt” while you are living in a half a million dollar home, any different than anyone else that has a go fund me and looking for money?

      Because I’m not asking you to pay my mortgage. This money goes directly to legal fees so the blog can continue to exist. You like the blog right? Well this shit costs money to keep going. If you’ve never donated or purchased something before, that’s fine. No one is required to. If people feel like Turtleboy is something they can live without then the free market will spell our demise. But as it is we stay afloat because we have such loyal fans who really understand the effects that censorship has on free speech forums like ours.

      • Stunt Penis
        January 5, 2019 at 7:01 am

        Your book was the best money I’ve ever spent.

        Next year I’m buying copies for all my relatives. It makes the perfect Christmas gift.

      • Sir Wilfred Death
        January 5, 2019 at 8:03 am

        Hello Uncle,

        Have you considered setting up a separate TBS Legal Defense Fund? That would help with transparency and allow people to segregate their donations. It could alleviate some of these concerns. LDF’s are quite common, particularly for individuals being persecuted by the state or big money interests.

    • WeAreFukd
      January 7, 2019 at 8:54 am

      Regarding GoFundMe (GFM) the writer of this comment doesn’t get what Turtleboy Sports (TBS) is about, and/or lacks reading comprehension.

      Very rarely, if ever, does TBS slam a GFM and not mention that there are so many causes on GFM that are actually deserving of a donation. To compare this blog and the countless GFM blogs TBS has featured is way off.

  • Linda
    January 5, 2019 at 12:14 am

    I have 2 stories on this, but one says “error” did you do two different stories?

  • David
    January 4, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I don’t see how this isn’t criminal. My sister went through the same thing and the guy went after everyone around her like me and my mother. Ultimately he got put in prison for impersonating her and making threats but he cost us a shitload in legal fees. He would make up bogus cases one after another and file them in different courts. It was crazy 

  • Bobby Schmautz
    January 4, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Scary to think a total moron like Ri Ri can inflict this kinda damage. When the suit is inevitably is dismissed, that prick and Gaffney should have to pay your legal fees. TB you were too honest when you blogged about the end of gaffneys suit. He obviously read it and realized the problems his litigation was causing you. Shhhhhhh. Loose lips. So sick of these people trying to silence anyone who they disagree with. Must have pretty empty lives if tying up the courts suing TB is what gets you going. Loooooosers

  • Burt Hurtensteiner
    January 4, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Still scrolling; hoping you find the point of this article…

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