Michael Oher is a former NFL player who was the subject of the book and movie “The Blind Side”.
He was born in Memphis, Tennessee and had a difficult childhood, coming from a broken family and being academically challenged.
The story of “The Blind Side” focuses on Oher’s life as a homeless black teenager who was taken in by the Tuohy family and eventually went on to play football at the University of Mississippi and in the NFL.
Recently, Oher has been in the news due to a controversy surrounding his adoption by the Tuohy family.
He has filed a petition in a Tennessee probate court accusing the Tuohy family of lying about his adoption and stealing his name and fortune.
The case is ongoing and it is unclear what the outcome will be.
Michael Oher net worth
According to Clutch Points, Oher has an estimated net worth of $22 million.
Michael Oher lawsuit
In August 2023, Oher filed a lawsuit in Tennessee alleging that the Tuohy family, who were portrayed as his adoptive parents in the movie, never actually adopted him.
Instead, he claims that the Tuohys acted as his legal guardians and conservators, and that they made millions of dollars off the story of his life without compensating him.
The case has generated controversy and media attention, with many people questioning the accuracy of the portrayal of Oher’s life in the movie.
Some have also criticized the Tuohys for profiting off Oher’s story without adequately compensating him.
However, others have defended the Tuohys and argued that they provided Oher with a stable home and helped him achieve success.
The details of the case are still unfolding, and it is unclear what the outcome will be.
However, the case has raised important questions about adoption, guardianship, and the exploitation of vulnerable individuals for profit
The Tuohy family has responded to Oher’s allegations in various ways.
Leigh Anne Tuohy told a Daily Memphian reporter that they are “devastated” by Oher’s claims and that it’s upsetting to think they would make money off any of their children.
Sean Tuohy called Oher’s lawsuit “ludicrous” and said that Oher had previously threatened them, including saying that he would plant a negative story about them in the press unless they paid him $15 million.
Another member of the Tuohy family said that they “get why he’s mad” but that they did everything legally and that Oher was never adopted because he was over 18 when they met him.
The Tuohy family has also called Oher’s lawsuit a “shakedown” and said that he has tried to get money from them before.
Oher filed a petition accusing Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy of lying to him by having him sign papers making them his conservators instead of adopting him.
The Tuohy family has not yet made an official statement regarding the conservatorship petition.