Michael Oher and the Tuohy household are again within the information greater than a decade after the discharge of the 2009 film The Blind Facet, which was supposedly based mostly on their life.
In August 2023, Oher made bombshell claims about his relationships with Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, claiming that he was by no means formally adopted by the household.
Oher alleged in a 14-page petition obtained by Us Weekly that the Tuohys satisfied him to signal a doc in 2004 and “consented on the idea that doing so would make him a member of the Tuohy household, in actual fact supplied him no familial relationship with the Tuohys.” Oher went ahead with the lawsuit after allegedly studying in February 2023 that the conservatorship allowed the household authorized authority to make enterprise offers in his title, claiming he hasn’t see any cash from The Blind Facet’s success.
He has requested the court docket to terminate the conservatorship, prohibit the Tuohy household from persevering with to make use of his title and likeness and is searching for a “fair proportion of income,” together with “unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.”
Oher mentioned he was “disheartened by the revelation,” in a press release shared with the New York Put up in August 2023.
“This can be a tough state of affairs for my household and me. I need to ask everybody to please respect our privateness right now,” he continued “For now, I’ll let the lawsuit converse for itself and can provide no additional remark.”
Oher’s story about turning into a soccer prodigy was the idea of The Blind Facet film, which starred Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne, Tim McGraw as Sean and Quinton Aaron as Oher, and revamped $300 million following its launch. After he was taken in by the Tuohys, Oher performed on the College of Mississippi for 4 years earlier than he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2009.
When responding to Oher’s lawsuit, Sean known as it “insulting,” noting that the household is “devastated.”
“It’s upsetting to assume we’d become profitable off any of our youngsters,” he shared whereas talking with the Each day Memphian in August 2023. “However we’re going to like Michael at 37 identical to we cherished him at 16.”
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