Michael Oher, the subject of the Academy award-winning 2009 film, The Blind Side, is alleging in a Tennessee court that he was never legally adopted by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, but was coerced into signing a conservatorship document when he was a teenager, which gave them the power to make deals in his name to the tune of millions of dollars.

According to ESPN’s Michael Fletcher, instead of adopting him, less than three months after Oher turned 18 in 2004, the petition says, the couple tricked him into signing a document making them his conservators, which gave them legal authority to make business deals in his name including the 2009 film starring Sandra Bullock, who won a Best Actress Academy Award for the role. Oher alleges, the Tuoys enriched themselves and their two biological children from the film and did not compensate him at all. The film grossed over $300 million at the box office.

According to Oher, the Tuoys have continued to perpetuate this adoption lie using it to make money for themselves, their foundation and paid motivational speaking engagements.

This story is developing.

This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on social media @Ntellectual.

Follow the Burton Wire @TheBurtonWireNews or @TheBurtonWire on IG.

Previous articleThe Upshaws: Season 4 of the Hit Netflix Series Premieres Thursday
Next article“Napa Ever After” Premieres Saturday and Makes History
TheBurtonWire.com is the premiere online destination for people who think for themselves. This blog offers news from the African Diaspora, culture that is produced by often overlooked populations and opinion that is informed and based on fact. Tired of the onslaught of websites and talking heads that regurgitate what people want to hear, TheBurtonWire.com is a publication that elevates news and perspectives that people need to hear. TheBurtonWire.com is for individual thinkers who understand that they are part of a larger collective. What is this collective? Free thinking people that care about the world, who will not be categorized or boxed in by society or culture and are interested in issues and topics that defy stereotypes and conventional wisdom.