Former NFL player Michael Oher is making headlines once again, this time for allegedly threatening to plant a negative story about the Tuohy family unless they paid him a whopping $15 million. The Tuohy family, famously portrayed in the film “The Blind Side,” has denied these allegations, deeming them “hurtful and absurd.”
The family’s attorney, Martin Singer, quickly came to their defense, stating that the notion of them trying to profit off Oher is offensive and ridiculous. Singer reminded the public that the Tuohys are already quite wealthy and have no need for such tactics.
This ongoing controversy stems from Oher’s recent petition to end the conservatorship, claiming that he only discovered in February 2023 that he was never legally adopted by the family. However, the family’s attorney disputes this, asserting that Oher received an equal cut of all earnings from “The Blind Side.”
Adding fuel to the fire, Singer accused Oher of threatening the Tuohys with planting a negative story about them unless they handed over a staggering $15 million. The biological son of the Tuohy family, Sean “SJ” Tuohy Jr., entered the fray by suggesting that text messages between Oher and the family imply that Oher may have already been aware of his legal status years ago.
Despite these explosive allegations, the Tuohy family remains steadfast, maintaining that they were transparent about the conservatorship and will not stand in the way if Oher chooses to terminate it.
Curiously, Oher’s attorney has yet to respond to any requests for comment regarding these claims, leaving the public eager to hear his side of the story.
As this contentious situation continues to unfold, it remains unclear what impact these allegations will have on the relationship between Oher and the Tuohy family, who were once portrayed as an inspiration to millions in “The Blind Side.”
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