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Ex-NFL player Michael Oher, inspiration of 'The Blind Side,' says he was never adopted by family

Posted on AllSides August 14th, 2023
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Former NFL player Michael Oher, the inspiration behind the 2009 Academy Award-winning film, "The Blind Side," alleged in a petition filed in a Tennessee court on Monday that he was never legally adopted by the family, but rather tricked into a conservatorship that solely benefited the Tuohy family.

The filing reveals that Oher discovered he was never legally adopted by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy in February 2023 and alleges that he was tricked into entering a conservatorship after his 18th birthday.

"The lie of Michael's adoption is one upon which Co-Conservators Leigh Anne...

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