Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Former NFL player who appears in "The Blind Side" claims the adoption offer was a scam

 Previous NFL player Michael Oher, whose excursion out of destitution and into football fame was sensationalized in the 2009 film "The Blindside", asked a Tennessee court Monday to officially cut off his legitimate friendship with the family who took him in, guaranteeing that he had never really been taken on and had been fooled into transferring ownership of his dynamic powers so the family could make a large number of dollars off his biography.

Oher, 37, is looking for an end of the conservatorship that started when he was 18, or more cash that he says he ought to have procured from the film, as well as a directive forestalling Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy from utilizing his name and resemblance. As per the request, Oher as of late found out - in February this year - that he had not been lawfully embraced.

The request, documented in Shelby District in Tennessee, guarantees that when he assumed he was being embraced, the Tuohys encouraged him to sign a conservatorship in which he surrendered his capacity to go into contracts. The claim additionally asserts that Oher, who began living with the Tuohys at age 16, accidentally transferred ownership of the freedoms to his biography to twentieth Century Fox in 2007. Oher's attorney declined to remark past what was expressed in the claim.

For "The Blindside," the hit film that featured Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy, Tim McGraw as Sean Tuohy and Quinton Aaron as Oher, the Tuohys arranged an agreement of $2,25,000 in addition to 2.5% of future "characterized net returns" for them as well as their organic youngsters, the claim said. Oher says in the claim that he didn't get anything while the film created more than $300 million in income around the world.

The Tuohy family didn't quickly answer demands for input. In a meeting with Day to day Memphian on Monday, Sean Tuohy said that he had been "crushed" to catch wind of the claim and that it was "disturbing to figure we would bring in cash off any of our kids." Tuohy said he might want to end the conservatorship and that everyone in his family, including Oher, got an equivalent offer from the film, around $14,000. Sean Tuohy Jr., the child of Leigh Anne and Sean, said in a meeting on Monday that he made "60, 70 thousand throughout the last four, five years" from the film.

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