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Tuohy Family Claims Michael Oher Blind-Sided Them With Money Demand

  • The family whose decision to take Michael Oher in when he was in high school and became the basis for a book and film adaptation claimed in recent court filings that the ex-NFL player threatened to “defame them on social media and/or TMZ as ‘fakes’ or ‘thieves’ if his money demands weren’t met.”
  • Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy made the allegations in court documents filed Tuesday in Shelby County, Tennessee, Probate Court amid the ongoing battle with Oher as the Super Bowl champion claimed he did not receive his fair share of the royalties from the film “The Blind Side,” which was adapted from the Michael Lewis book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.”
  • According to the court documents, Oher became more estranged from the Tuohys, “believing incorrectly that they had not paid him the money he was owed” following his retirement from the NFL.
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