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Blindside star Michael Oher claims the family who took him in screwed him out of millions

The Michael Oher story was considered one of the best stories a few years ago. Oher the former Carolina Panthers offensive lineman is now claiming the family that took him in never truly adopted him and screwed him out of millions.

The former NFL prospect claims that Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy exploited him for their own benefit.

Oher says he initially got involved with the Tuohys during the summer following his junior year of high school, after he claimed “a broken social system” in Tennessee left him homeless and in need of aid.

Oher says the Tuohys got themselves and their kids — but not him — “a contract price of $225,000 plus 2.5% of all future ‘defined net proceeds.

Sean claims that is not true, and they did not make millions off the story.

“We contacted lawyers who had told us that we couldn’t adopt over the age of 18; the only thing we could do was to have a conservatorship. We were so concerned it was on the up-and-up that we made sure the biological mother came to court.”

Sean said he would be more than happy to end the conservatorship at any time.

As for the money Sean claims he made, he said they landed 14k dollars, and that is it.

“We didn’t make any money off the movie,” Tuohy said. “Well, Michael Lewis [‘The Blind Side’ book author] gave us half of his share. Everybody in the family got an equal share, including Michael. It was about $14,000, each.”

This sounds like a very interesting case, we will keep you in the loop.


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