Legal troubles for “The Blind Side” family

By Jenny D on August 15, 2023
NEW YORK – APRIL 25: Baltimore Ravens #23 draft pick Michael Oher poses for a photograph with his family at Radio City Music Hall for the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25, 2009 in New York City (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

This news made me so sick to my stomach.  I loved the movie and truly wanted it to show humanity at it’s finest.  Now I am not so sure what to believe? What do you believe? – Jenny

Former NFL star Michael Oher is suing Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, claiming they used him and made millions off his name, while he got nothing.  The story was made famous with the movie “The Blind Side” with Sandra Bullock. What is being said:

He was not “adopted” as they said.  They had him sign a conservatorship.

As his conservators, Oher claims they deprived him of the rights to his name, image, and likeness. 

The conservatorship gave them the authority to handle all his financial and legal affairs.  If they’d adopted him, HE would have retained those rights.

They allegedly made MILLIONS off the movie along with their two kids, while Oher claims he got NOTHING.

Oher wants the court to terminate the conservatorship, and force the Tuohys to forfeit all the money they made off the rights to his name and story.

Sean Tuohy is denying that the family made any money off the movie, or that they’d EVER try to exploit Michael.  He says they remained very close with Michael until about a year and a half ago.

 

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