Home Entertainment Michael Oher, ‘The Blind Facet’ topic, sues Tuohy household over adoption lies – Nationwide

Michael Oher, ‘The Blind Facet’ topic, sues Tuohy household over adoption lies – Nationwide

Michael Oher, ‘The Blind Facet’ topic, sues Tuohy household over adoption lies – Nationwide


Michael Oher, the previous NFL deal with recognized for the film The Blind Facet, filed a petition Monday in a Tennessee probate courtroom accusing Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy of mendacity to him by having him signal papers making them his conservators relatively than his adoptive dad and mom almost twenty years in the past.

Within the petition filed Monday in Shelby County Probate Court docket, Oher asks for the conservatorship to be terminated together with asking for a full accounting of the cash earned off the usage of his identify and story.

He additionally asks to be paid what he’s due together with curiosity. Oher, who has by no means been a fan of the film of his life, additionally asks within the petition that the Tuohys be sanctioned and required to pay each compensatory and punitive damages decided by the courtroom.

ESPN.com first reported the petition.

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Steve Farese, a lawyer for the Tuohys, instructed The Related Press that they are going to file a solution to the allegations in courtroom however he declined to remark additional. He was amongst three attorneys served on behalf of the Tuohys on Monday.

Leigh Anne Tuohy didn’t instantly reply to an e mail despatched to her private web site.

The film was nominated for an Oscar, and Sandra Bullock received the Academy Award for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy.

Within the petition, Oher says he solely realized in February that the Tuohys stay his conservators.

Oher accuses the Tuohys of by no means making an attempt to take authorized motion to imagine custody from the Tennessee Division of Human Providers earlier than he turned 18. The conservatorship paperwork was filed Aug. 4, 2004 — after Oher turned 18 in Could that yr.

He was the twenty third total choose within the 2009 draft out of Mississippi, and he spent his first 5 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He wound up taking part in eight NFL seasons, together with 2014 when he began 11 video games for the Tennessee Titans. Oher completed his profession with two years in Carolina.

He began 110 profession video games and received a Tremendous Bowl with the Ravens. He additionally completed second within the voting to Percy Harvin of Minnesota for The Related Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Yr after beginning all 16 video games his first season at proper deal with.

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Oher, who turned 37 in Could, final performed within the NFL in 2016 earlier than being launched in 2017 by Carolina.

Practically two years in the past, supporters cheered when Britney Spears was free of her conservatorship. The ruling got here after Spears publicly demanded the tip of the association, which had prevented her from making her personal medical, monetary and private choices since 2008.

Spears’ high-profile battle put a highlight on efforts advocates throughout the US have launched elevating questions that such strict controls end in extra hurt than safety.

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