NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy hit back at former NFL star Michael Oher in a new court filing Thursday, saying they never intended to adopt him and denied enriching themselves off his name.
The Tuohy’s took in Oher, now 39, when he was in high school. He went on to stardom playing for Ole Miss and then the NFL, a story documented in the Oscar-winning movie “The Blind Side.”
The rosy image of a happy, adoptive Tennessee family depicted in the film was shattered when Oher alleged in an Aug. 14 court filing that he didn’t know he had never actually been adopted. Instead, he claimed he had been placed in a conservatorship and the Tuohy’s had profited from his name and cut him out of “The Blind Side” profits.
In the August filing, Oher requested a Shelby County probate court judge end the conservatorship that started in 2004 when he was 18.
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