Ex-Super Bowl champ Michael Oher faces alleged accusations of $15,000,000 shakedown prior to filing lawsuit against Tuohy Family

Michael Oher, a former football player who you might have heard about from the movie “The Blind Side” is currently indulging in an intense legal battle with his own family. Oher recently filed a petition against the Tuohy family who adopted him and helped him succeed in his football career. 

The former NFL offensive lineman filed a petition in a Tennessee court to end the family’s conservatorship claiming that the family used his conservatorship for their benefit. However, the recent discovery in the case has revealed that the 37-year-old has made up this story and this petition has a hidden agenda. 

Michael Oher faces alleged $15,000,000 accusations before Tuohy Family lawsuit

Michael Oher claims that Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy made him sign the conservatorship papers when he was 18 and then used him to make money. He stated that the family didn’t adopt him, it was just limited to the paperwork, and they made millions off the movie (The Blind Side) based off of him. 

However, the Tuohy family’s attorney Marty Singer has revealed that Oher asked for $15,000,000 from the Tuohy family and threatened them that if they’ll not pay him the money, he’ll spread negative stories about them on the Internet. 

Michael Oher

The attorney also denied all the claims of the former NFL player and explained that the family didn’t trick him, but rather paid for his health insurance and college admissions. 

“The conservatorship was established to assist with Mr. Oher’s needs, ranging from getting him health insurance and obtaining a driver’s license to helping with college admissions.”

Singer stated that if Michael Oher is willing to end this conservatorship the Tuohy family won’t disagree. He also clarified that the family didn’t use the former NFL player to make money. He mentioned that the couple has millions, so why would they use someone whom they love as their son for some thousand dollars?

However, the family did get a check as advance from the production company and it was given to Oher. Singer claimed that even after he asked for money ($15 Million), the Tuohy couple sent his share into a trust account that was set up for him.

“They still deposited Mr. Oher’s equal share into a trust account they set up for his son.”

The attorney called Oher’s petition a “shakedown effort” for more cash. Right now, all of Oher’s claims seem fake but only further court investigation can reveal who is telling the truth. 

Who is former Super Bowl champion Michael Oher? Looking at his NFL career

Michael Oher is a former NFL offensive tackle. He played in the league for eight seasons and also won a Super Bowl championship as a starting right tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. 

The former NFL player mostly played with the Baltimore Ravens and a few seasons with the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans. He was the subject of Michael Lewis’ book ‘The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game’ and was also featured in the film ‘The Blind Side.’ Both the book and the film chronicle the story of Oher as a homeless black teen to becoming a famous player in the NFL. 

He was adopted by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy who helped him transform his life. They played a major role in helping him become a football player. But now he claims that it was all a lie. The family never supported him but rather used him for money. 

Michael Oher

Only Michael Oher and the Tuohy family knows what the truth is. The investigation of this case is continued. Stay tuned to find out more about this intriguing legal battle!

Maheen Zaib

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