The Blind Side is a gripping and iconic film, but not everyone knows that the film’s true story hides a dark backstory.
There are films that remain in the memory and heart, because they are able to excite. Some of them are especially striking because they are inspired by real stories, and this detail adds realism to the situations shown on stage. This is the case with Blind area2009 film directed by John Lee Hancock Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron.
However, not all moviegoers knew about it. dark background behind the story that inspired this work. Here you are shocking revelation which many have learned only in the last few hours.
The invisible side, the backstory behind the story that inspired the film
The invisible side of history Michael Oheran orphaned African American boy who, thanks to the support Sean and Lee Ann Tuhoy, managed to continue his studies and became an American football star. In the film, you can see how Michael forms a strong bond with Lee Annplayed by Sandra Bullock, who becomes like a mother to him.
However, reality is not as romantic as it seems. According to the latest news, the real Michael Oher has been revealed was never adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Tuhoy. In fact, according to ESPN reports, Michael Oher thought he had signed a legal agreement in the past that would have made him a full member of the Tuhoy family, but the contract only included Leigh Ann and her husband Sean. get rich at his expense.
All this was discovered by the former American football star only in 2023. used this deal to sell the rights to the athlete’s story and order the film “The Blind Side”. As compensation, the spouses and their two biological children will receive $225,000 each and 2.5% of profits derived from the movie. Oher, on the other hand, wouldn’t have made any money.
In his autobiography entitled “When You Lean Your Back Against the Wall: Fame, Football, and Lessons Learned from Life’s AdversityOher wrote of this situation: “There is much that The Blind Side has created that I am grateful for, so it may upset you that the experience surrounding it has been such a great source of my deepest pain and suffering over the past 14 years.”
Now the athlete has decided to act lawsuit against those he thought were his adoptive parents, and he hopes that this dark backstory of the film that made him famous can be discarded.