Michael Oher’s ‘The Blind Side’ Paycheck Allegations: Just A Cash Grab?

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Lawyers’ Rejection of Oher’s Claims

Lawyers for the Tuohy family, Randy Fishman and Steven Farese Sr., have vehemently rejected Michael Oher’s allegations that the family exploited their conservatorship to earn millions in royalties from the 2009 film “The Blind Side.”

These attorneys have publicly stated that Oher’s claims will soon be disproved through a simple accounting process. They emphasize that the family did not get rich from the movie, refuting Oher’s allegation that he did not earn a cent from the film.

Alleged Profits from “The Blind Side”

Oher’s petition claimed that he received no monetary benefit from “The Blind Side,” despite being the subject of the Oscar-nominated film. In response, the Tuohy family’s lawyers detailed how the profits from the film were shared.

They pointed out that the $250,000 received by the author, Michael Lewis, was split with the family, and the Tuohy’s share was further divided among all family members, including Oher.

Additionally, they stated that 2.5% of all future proceeds from the movie, amounting to approximately $500,000, were also equally divided among the family members.

Transparency in Financial Matters

The Tuohy family’s legal team has expressed confidence in their ability to clear the allegations and provide a transparent account of the family’s financial arrangements concerning the film.

They maintain that Michael Oher received his fair share and that the family’s actions were always in Oher’s best interest. Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy have backed these statements, reinforcing that the deal was evenly split among all family members.

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