Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher appeared at a bookstore to sign his new memoir for fans. However, he wanted nothing to do with speaking about the ongoing drama surrounding his lawsuit.
‘The Blind Side’ subject Michael Oher stepped out to sign copies of his new memoir for fans amid his ongoing lawsuit with the Tuohy family.
Oher made it known to fans at the book signing that he couldn’t really talk about his lawsuit against the Tuohy family. He did, however, provide a brief message about fighting back.
“This book, it means a lot to me,” Oher said, via Fox Digital News. “Basically, it’s a playbook on life and how I continue to fight back and when your back’s against the wall. That’s how I’ve felt all my life.
“My most important lesson in the playbook right here is looking yourself in the mirror and if you’re going through anything, I don’t care what it is, you have every answer that you need to get over what’s going on. I just want to thank you all for coming. I really appreciate it.”
In the legal documents that were filed last week, Oher alleged that he never earned any profits from the 2009 film The Blind Side while the Tuohys have earned millions from it over the years. He also claimed he was never formally adopted by them while alleging his so-called parents convinced him to sign a document appointing them as his conservators, giving them legal authority to make business deals on his behalf.
His lawsuit asks for his conservatorship to be ended.
Sean Tuohy claimed to the Daily Memphian that Oher would not have been permitted to attend and play football at the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss.
The Tuohys have since insisted that any money from the film was divided equally for everybody while their lawyer stated Oher allegedly threatened to “plant a negative story about them in the press unless they paid him $15 million.”
The movie chronicled Oher’s tough life as a foster child before the Tuohy family took him in and helped him achieve his football dreams.