The family who took in former NFL star Michael Oher, inspiring the Oscar-nominated film “The Blind Side,” plan to end their conservatorship — which he’s challenging in court, claiming they duped him out of millions of dollars.
Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy will enter into a consent order to end the conservatorship, their lawyer Randall Fishman said at a news conference Wednesday.
Oher, 37, claimed the conservatorship allowed the Memphis couple to retain legal power over him and that they made millions from “The Blind Side” — which grossed $300 million at the box office — while didn’t get a cent.
On Monday, the former Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl winner filed a petition in a Tennessee probate court accusing the Tuohys of lying to him by having him sign papers that made them his conservators, rather than his adoptive parents, almost two decades ago in May 2004.
He sought to have the conservatorship ended and asked for a full accounting of the money earned off the use of his name, including the blockbuster 2009 flick starring Sandra Bullock and the novel that inspired it.
Tuohys’ attorneys said Oher was well aware he had not been adopted.
Fishman said he mentioned that the couple were his conservators three times in “I Beat The Odds: From Homeless, To The Blind Side,” Oher’s first tome in 2011.
Oher accused the couple of falsely representing themselves as his adoptive parents, saying he discovered in February that the conservatorship was not the arrangement he believed it to be.
The Tuohys attorneys also said the couple and Oher have been estranged for about a decade.
With Post wires
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