Michael Oher ‘had the right to end his conservatorship with the Tuohy family 12 years ago’: Report claims inspiration for The Blind Side could have cut ties from the Tuohy family BEFORE taking them to court over ‘phony adoption’
- Oher, 37, could have ended the conservatorship after age 25, report claims
- Instead, he sued the Tuohys last week, claiming they misled him in 2004
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Michael Oher reportedly had the power to end his controversial conservatorship with the Tuohy family anytime after the age of 25, according to a report by the New York Post.
The former NFL star recently filed a petition in his native Tennessee to terminate the conservatorship initiated by the wealthy Tuohy family in 2004, when he was a heavily recruited 18-year-old left tackle. At the time, the agreement was portrayed publicly as an adoption, and later became the focus of a popular book and film, The Blind Side.
Now Oher is claiming the conservatorship allowed Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy to profit off his story, while denying him film royalties. But according to the Post’s report, he could have ended the conservatorship a dozen years ago.
‘It is still his desire that the Petitioners be recognized as his legal guardians at least until he reaches the age of 25 or until terminated by order of this court prior to that time,’ read the 9-page document obtained by The Post.
‘He is in need of their assistance and guidance and continued to be dependent upon them … As he has reached the age of 18 he seeks to have them appointed as his conservators for all purposes.’
Michael Oher reportedly had the power to end his controversial conservatorship in 2009