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Tuohy family calls Michael Oher's petition 'hurtful' and an attempt at a 'shakedown'

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2023
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Days after allegations surfaced claiming that Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy earned millions and profited off the name, image and likeness of former NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher, the Tuohys are slamming the claims made against them.

The family says that Oher's claims against them in the petition filed in a Tennessee court Monday are essentially a "shakedown effort" in order to get nearly $15 million from them. Oher — the subject of the 2009 blockbuster movie The Blind Side — said that the wealthy Tuohy family established a conservatorship versus legally adopting him.

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