Sean Tuohy is firing again at Michael Oher … calling BS on all the former NFL star’s “insulting” allegations — whereas insisting he and his household made little cash off of the success of “The Blind Side.”
The 63-year-old — who was performed by Tim McGraw within the 2009 hit film — mentioned he was “devastated” to be taught that Oher had accused him and his spouse, Leigh Anne, of exploiting him for fame and cash in a courtroom submitting in Tennessee on Monday morning.
‘Blind Facet’ Inspo Michael Oher Says Tuohys By no means Adopted Him, It Was Conservatorship
Tuohy informed the Day by day Memphian he by no means tricked Oher into getting right into a conservatorship … and he definitely did not make hundreds of thousands off of it both.
As a substitute, Tuohy mentioned the entire ordeal went down as a result of the NCAA informed him if Oher wished to attend Ole Miss — he’d must be thought-about a part of the household because of Touhy’s standing as a “booster” on the faculty.
“I sat Michael down and told him, ‘If you’re planning to go to Ole Miss — or even considering Ole Miss — we think you have to be part of the family,'” Tuohy mentioned. “‘This would do that, legally.'”
He continued, “We contacted lawyers who had told us that we couldn’t adopt over the age of 18; the only thing we could do was to have a conservatorship. We were so concerned it was on the up-and-up that we made sure the biological mother came to court.”
Tuohy then mentioned he’d “of course” finish the conservatorship if that is what Oher wished.
As for the allegations that Tuohy used the conservatorship to barter an enormous film take care of Fox that netted huge income for him and his household … Tuohy mentioned that simply merely by no means occurred.
“We didn’t make any money off the movie,” Tuohy mentioned. “Well, Michael Lewis [‘The Blind Side’ book author] gave us half of his share. Everybody in the family got an equal share, including Michael. It was about $14,000, each.”
Tuohy says he was in no want of money after he had bought his fast-food franchises for over $200 million.
“I will say it’s upsetting that people would think I would want to make money off any of my children,” he mentioned.
Tuohy additionally informed the outlet his household and Oher had remained very shut within the years after the discharge of “The Blind Side” … although he started to note a schism forming a few yr and a half in the past.
“No question, the allegations are insulting,” he mentioned, “but, look, it’s a crazy world. You’ve got to live in it. It’s obviously upset everybody.”