Michael Oher, The Blind Side
THE BLIND SIDE, from left: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, 2009. Ph: Ralph Nelson/©Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection

Michael Oher – the professional NFL star who inspired the Oscar-winning film The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy – has claimed that the Tuohy family never actually adopted him as they claimed.

Further, they also made millions off him and his career and kept that money from him.

Honestly, can we have nothing good or does everything come with hidden motives?

Michael Oher, The Blind Side
CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 24: Michael Oher #73 of the Carolina Panthers watches play against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Championship Game at Bank Of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

According to reports, Oher has filed a 14-page petition in a probate court in Tennessee that accuses Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy of lying and forcing him to sign paperwork that made them his conservators.

In his petition, Oher has asked for the conservatorship to end and that the Tuohys pay back the money they have made off him and his story.

Oher claims that the Tuohys have made themselves very rich off the claim that they have adopted him, which he says is false. Oher has been openly critical of the movie about his life and the portrayal of his experience in it.

Michael Oher, The Blind Side
OXFORD, MS – NOVEMBER 28: Michael Oher #74 of the Ole Miss Rebels stands with his family during senior ceremonies prior to a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 28, 2008 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)

“Oher discovered this lie to his chagrin and embarrassment in February of 2023, when he learned that the Conservatorship to which he consented on the basis that doing so would make him a member of the Tuohy family, in fact provided him no familial relationship with the Tuohys,” according to the petition.

For their part, the Tuohys have declined to provide official comment but, through their lawyer, confirmed that they would be filing an answer to the allegations.

Released in 2009, The Blind Side earned Bullock an awards season trifecta: an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe and the SAG Award.