Recently retired footballer Michael Oher, who inspired the story of the Oscar-winning film “The Blind Side” in 2010, has filed a lawsuit against his adoptive family, the Tuohies, making a number of allegations, including claiming that he Never got anything for it. Film adaptation of his story. With the controversy established, many internet users came forward to express the most diverse opinions and some believe that actress Sandra Bullock, who starred in the feature and won a “Best Actress” Oscar at the time, was falsely accused. considering the award should be returned. Of the story , according to Ohr.
Actual image of the Tuohy family and Michael Oher (Reproduction/Instagram/@leighannetuohy)
The dramatic plot follows the adolescence of Ohr (Quinton Aaron), a young black and peripheral man who meets Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock), a white woman with high purchasing power, who becomes attached to the character, adopting him. and starts supporting. and invest in his sports and academic career so he can go to college and become a successful athlete. At the time, the film was well received by audiences and critics alike and grossed over $300 million at the box office.
In a petition opened this month by Oher in Shelby County, she claims she was never actually adopted and asked to terminate the guardianship she signed when she was 18, which added Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy was named his legal guardian. According to the official documents of the process, “Michael Oher discovered this lie in February 2023 when he learned that the guardianship he had agreed to on the basis that it would make him a member of the Tuohy family did not in fact grant him any familial relationship with the Tuohy family.” has done”.
In addition, they expect financial compensation equal to the profits the family has made over the years of its history, including the amount earned from the film, the use of the player’s name to promote the family’s foundation, and the work of Leigh Anne Tuohy. Are included. As an author and motivational speaker, she also used being Michael’s “foster mom” as positive personal marketing.
Featured photo: Image from the movie “A Possible Dream”. Playback/Google/O Globo