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Blind LIES: Michael Oher claimed the Tuohy family were his legal conservators in 2011

Blindside star Michael Oher claims the family who took him in screwed him out of millions
Blind LIES: Michael Oher claimed the Tuohy family were his legal conservators in 2011

Michael Oher claimed he found out in February that the Tuohy family that took him in when he was down and out lied to him about his adoption, claiming they never adopted him and were only conservators.

Well, Michael is lying. We know this because in his own memoir “I Beat The Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond”, back in 2011.

Michael even said no matter what they were family.

“It kind of felt like a formality, as I’d been a part of the family for more than a year at that point. Since I was already over the age of eighteen and considered an adult by the state of Tennessee, Sean and Leigh Anne would be named as my ‘legal conservators,'” Oher said.

Michael continued … “They explained to me that it means pretty much the exact same thing as ‘adoptive parents,’ but that the laws were just written in a way that took my age into account. Honestly, I didn’t care what it was called. I was just happy that no one could argue that we weren’t legally what we already knew was real: We were a family.”

Oher just filed a lawsuit in Tennessee claiming they lied to him to gain total control over his ability to negotiate, but he knew of this back in 2011.

I am starting to think Oher is just an ungrateful person. This story will continue to unravel, but right now it sounds like there is definitely some likes happening.

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