Renee 🪬
@RensLens · 4:56

Did we get Blind Sided by The Michael Oher Story?

And he's sitting around and he's going through his books and wondering what happened to his money over the past 20 years. And he discovers that his adoptive mother and father, the Tuis, I think is how you pronounce their name. It's a little weird. His adoptive mother and father are getting royalties from the movie and his adoptive brother and sister are getting royalties from the movie, and not collectively, but individually are getting percentages. So he's wondering if he was adopted, why this is

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Tanya Coles
@MsColes77 · 4:29
I'm surprised that it took till now for him to realize that something was off about his finances where that movie is concerned, because I'm sure that they're still collecting royalties from this movie. And did he ever wonder why he wasn't getting any checks from the production company for this movie? Did he ever wonder, even if they did sign paperwork, that literally that essentially cut him out of receiving anything? Did he ever wonder why he never got any royalties?

@RensLens

Yes, there are different laws in different states, but I looked it up and now I'm not a lawyer, as you know, but Mississippi says that you can adopt anyone. There are different papers or not different papers, different steps that have to be followed if the person is 14 years old or older, but you can adopt them. So the fact that they went with Conservatorship instead of adoption, which has those more far reaching control or power, let's say, really says a lot
Renee 🪬
@RensLens · 1:46

@MsColes77

And that may be because we're still a little bit triggered from the whole Britney Spears thing. We're all a little raw from the whole Britney Spears thing. Conservatorship is a glaring red. You know, it's going to be interesting. I mean, it's the story that just keeps going and going, and hopefully we'll have some insight into the legal proceedings, and we'll be able to get a better idea of what really happened here
Renee 🪬
@RensLens · 4:09

@SeekingPlumb

A main contributor. He needed in order to get Orr onto the football team, he needed this conservatorship to somehow show that he's family, that Michael Orr was family. Now, why couldn't you have just done an adoption? I really don't know. It sounds fishy to doesn't. If that's going to be part of the defense, I don't know that that's going to really hold much weight

@RensLens

I feel like there's so much more that we don't know that hopefully will come out at some point. But the fact that the sun agrees and think, like, understands why Orr's mad. I wish I had that link still because I feel like there was one other sentence there that was also but a sentence. It just makes it more sketchy
Renee 🪬
@RensLens · 2:22

@SeekingPlumb

And these people are just really their priority is money, success, and at the end of the day, that's what's going to rule the Roost, or rule their Roost, I should say. And I felt like you said that there was parts of the story back then that seemed a little not plausible, perhaps inauthentic, to come to find out that the facts were misconstrued
Swell Team
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Tanya Coles
@MsColes77 · 2:52
That is very interesting that they did not end that once he became an adult and an independent adult and especially before he started his NFL career. I find that to be interesting as so, you know, there's kind of a debate with semantics with this adopt versus conservatorship versus legal guardian. It's kind of like all three of these terms are being thrown out there. And I guess it's now about trying to figure out which one, which category does he legally fall under?
Renee 🪬
@RensLens · 2:24

@MsColes77

Tui is using the term adoption in interviews, then that could be interpreted as corroborating his story that the Tuis misled him into believing that he was formally adopted, when in fact, it was really just a conservatorship. And what I'm guessing the Tuis are going to try to use as a defense is that because Mr
Renee 🪬
@RensLens · 2:20

@marklesserart

It's too early to make any real predictions. But yet what fun is it if we don't make predictions, right? My prediction is that he's probably coming out with book that is probably fairly truthful in most respects. Might even be worth reading, too. Anyways, this is going to keep going, so thanks for chiming in. I hope you're doing well. Bye
Dewuan .
@FryedOreo · 4:53
Can you willingly sign something to be in a conservatorship, or is there evidence that has to be presented to show why this person would need to be in a conservatorship? I wonder why. Also, it's a lot of stuff that I have no idea, but I'm just thinking out loud, but I'm curious as to, I don't know, the adoption thing, but I guess that's what it was portrayed like in the film
Renee 🪬
@RensLens · 4:57

@FryedOreo

So that's the first thing. The second thing is that the conservatorship was signed by Orr almost exactly three months after he turned 18. So that says to me that this was a very calculative move on the part of the Tuis where they led him to believe that it was adoption. He was only 18 years old. He had just turned 18. And here's this family that wants to take him in and, quote, unquote, adopt him