I’m not a 300-pound black dude, but I lived in poverty and a not too ideal upbringing. It’s unfortunate and I love him, but this goes back 25 years when we kind of parted ways.It seems like the abuse you suffered at the hands of your father really haunted you, and governed many of the decisions you made later on in life. I think the stuff that happened with my brother dying and my father never calling him or anything like that made me distance myself. I don’t know.“I think it was several factors: ego, loneliness, distrust, which probably led to resentment.”Early in life, you had a lot of anger from your family situation and you seemed to release that on the football field, then later, you seemed to use work as your emotional outlet.
But it struck me as odd that you had trust issues with Bullock even after she stood by you during your child custody dispute with your ex-wife, Janine Lindemulder.[Sandra] was there and gave me moral support, but as far as sitting in court twice a month for four years, that was all me.But the way Sandy was with Sunny was amazing and Sunny still loves her and considers her mom.It just sucks that because of the divorce, things have played out the way it has, because I would have no problem having her maintain a relationship with Sunny.Your first girlfriend cheated on you—twice—and your stepmothers verbally abused you.How did these relationships affect you later on in life? I think I definitely had trust issues, and that carried on later in relationships where I didn’t trust anyone.I was like, “Wow, that’s what I want.” I didn’t necessary pick [Sandra] because we were a perfect match. It seems like you have a type, and you tried something different—a good girl—and it didn’t work out. Of course they’re going to vilify me, but they also have a desire to drag Sandy down and bring her to their level.I picked her because I thought that’s what I needed. Well, with Janine, I hadn’t been to a strip club since 2001, and I really tried to turn things around from that whole lifestyle. It’s a weird commentary on our society, that people have the need to drag others through the mud to make themselves feel better.James sat down with The Daily Beast for an exclusive, tell-all interview where he opens up about his abuse, why he cheated on Sandra Bullock, his Nazi costume controversy, and much more. I’ve had offers for a decade to write my memoir, but I thought I was too young. I’m trying to not live in the past.”The first portion of this book, strangely enough, really reads like The Blind Side.I feel like my life has changed a lot in the last year, and it’s my way of putting a period on everything and saying, “That part of my life is over now. You’re a high school football star, and you move out of your crazy home life to live with another family for a year. I think I kind of associate with Michael Oher to that respect. That’s the consensus that was reached after the 42-year-old with the imposing tattoos and greased-back hair cheated on his loving wife, Sandra Bullock, with an inked-up vixen harboring a predilection for all things Nazi.To make matters worse, the news broke just days after Bullock took home the Best Actress Oscar for her riveting performance in The Blind Side.