Sean Tuohy’s ‘Below Deck’ Comments About ‘Blind Side’ Movie Resurface

Sean Tuohy and Leigh Anne Tuohy‘s memorable look on Beneath Deck has resurfaced amid their authorized drama with Michael Oher.

In a season 6 episode, which initially aired in 2017 and has since been reshared by TikTok consumer @itsabigailadams, Sean, 63, mentioned his involvement in The Blind Facet film.

“The author of the e-book, he and I went to highschool collectively since we had been 5 years outdated,” Sean defined about writer Michael Lewis. “So I get a name — Steven Spielberg, Harvey Weinstein — I needed to give them the rights to make use of our title, and I mentioned, ‘I’ll provide the rights if I get to learn the script and approve it or un-approve it.’ So, positive sufficient, seven months later we get an envelope within the mail.”

Sean and Leigh Anne, 63, talked about their connection to the movie a number of instances whereas on board the yacht. The pair took in Oher, now 37, as a teen earlier than he performed 4 seasons at Ole Miss and a number of other years within the NFL. The Blind Facet film starred Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne, Tim McGraw as Sean and Quinton Aaron as Oher.

Earlier this week, Oher filed a 14-page petition in opposition to the Tuohys, claiming they by no means adopted him and saved him from the earnings of the 2009 film.

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Michael Oher.
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In authorized paperwork obtained by Us Weekly on Monday, August 14, Oher alleged that the household satisfied him to signal a doc in 2004 and “consented on the premise that doing so would make him a member” however that didn’t present him with a “familial relationship” over time. Oher is now looking for to terminate the conservatorship and asking the court docket to ban the Tuohys from utilizing his title and likeness.

“I’m disheartened by the revelation shared within the lawsuit at present. It is a tough state of affairs for my household and me,” the athlete mentioned in a press release to the New York Submit on Monday. “I wish to ask everybody to please respect our privateness presently. For now, I’ll let the lawsuit converse for itself and can supply no additional remark.”

Sean and Leigh Anne, for his or her half, issued a press release accusing Oher of attempting to extort them.

“When Michael Lewis, a good friend of Sean’s since childhood, was approached about turning his e-book on Mr. Oher and the Tuohys right into a film about their household, his brokers negotiated a deal the place they obtained a small advance from the manufacturing firm and a tiny proportion of web earnings,” their lawyer Marty Singer instructed The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, August 15. “They insisted that any cash obtained be divided equally. They usually have made good on that pledge.”

The assertion continued: “The Tuohys opened their dwelling to Mr. Oher, provided him construction, help and, most of all, unconditional love. They’ve constantly handled him like a son and considered one of their three youngsters. His response was to threaten them, together with saying that he would plant a destructive story about them within the press until they paid him $15 million.”