Sean Tuohy Responds to Michael Oher's Allegations of Adoption Deception

Michael Oher, the former NFL star whose life story inspired the 2009 film 'The Blind Side,' has recently filed a lawsuit against the Tuohy family. The crux of his claim is that the Tuohys never legally adopted him and have been profiting from his life story for years. This revelation has sent shockwaves through the public, who had come to know and love the heartwarming narrative of Oher's journey from a struggling teenager to an NFL star, guided by the love and support of the Tuohy family.

Tuohy Family's Response"

In response to these allegations, Sean Tuohy, the patriarch of the family, expressed his family's devastation. He stated that the idea of profiting off any of their children was deeply upsetting. Despite the lawsuit, he affirmed his family's continued love for Oher, just as they loved him when he was a teenager.

The Conservatorship Controversy

Oher's petition alleges that the Tuohys tricked him into a conservatorship soon after he turned 18 in 2004. According to Oher, the Tuohys told him that since he was over 18, the legal action to adopt him would be termed a 'conservatorship,' which he did not fully understand at the time. He claims that he unknowingly signed away his right to contract for himself. In response, Sean Tuohy stated that the conservatorship was established to satisfy NCAA requirements as Oher considered attending Tuohy's alma mater, Mississippi, for college.

As the legal proceedings unfold, both parties have chosen to remain largely silent. Steve Farese, the Tuohys' lawyer, confirmed that they would file an answer to the allegations in court but declined to comment further. Meanwhile, Oher has requested privacy during this difficult time, stating that he will let the lawsuit speak for itself. As we await further developments, this case serves as a stark reminder of the complexities that can lie beneath seemingly inspiring narratives.

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