Michael Oher, a former football player whose story was retold by journalist Michael Lewis, who inspired the film, is suing the Tukhoy foster family, alleging he was cheated on about the adoption. Some TV commentators and fans asked the actress to refuse the Oscar, received for her role as a foster mother. He is defended by others, most notably Quentin Aaron, the actor who played Oher.
Actress Sandra Bullock2010 Academy Award for Blind areawas at the center of controversy after Michael Oher, the former NFL player who inspired the film that won her the award, accused the film of being the result of a lie.
Lawsuit by Michael Oher against the Tuhoy family
Many fans even asked the diva to return the statuette won in 2010 thanks to the role of Leigh Ann Tuhoy, a woman who, along with her husband, welcomed Oher to their home when he was still a homeless boy, and who was taken by a former player. to the court, stating that he was never adopted, but instead was forced to sign documents depriving him of his legal powers and the use of his name to enrich himself at his expense. “Michael Oher discovered the lie in February 2023 when he learned that the ‘guardianship’ he had signed, which he believed would make him a member of the Tuohy family, did not in fact offer him any family relationship,” court documents say. . Former court player. “Bullock now has to return the Oscar: she knows full well she doesn’t deserve it,” sports reporter Brandon Walker fired at the actress at X, while other fans of the 59-year-old star Miss Congeniality they rushed to his defense: “He just got a job. What is his fault?” protested Quentin Aaron, who played Oher in the film. Just a few days ago, the actress lost her 57-year-old boyfriend Brian Randall, a former model and photographer. He has had ALS for three years.
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Blind area was adapted from journalist Michael Lewis’s 2006 book of the same name, which tells the story of Oher, one of 13 children of a drug addict mother, and his rise to football success after entering Tuhoy’s house. Who, in turn, denied the accusations, saying they were “devastated” by being put on trial: “It’s shocking to think that we were profiteering on our children. But we love Michael now at 37 as we did when he was 16,” they said, stating they made nothing from the film other than half of what they paid Lewis, “and that amount was split equally among everyone family members.”
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