August 23, 2023

The Other Side of 'The Blind Side'

by The Journal

“The Blind Side” is an Oscar-winning movie about a wealthy family that adopts an underprivileged kid and helps him achieve his dreams. But now that narrative is being questioned. Michael Oher, the retired NFL player whose life the movie is based on, has filed a petition with a Tennessee court that alleges he was never adopted by the Tuohy family and that they made millions off his story. WSJ’s Andrew Beaton on the two sides of ‘The Blind Side’.

Further Reading:

-‘Blind Side’ Subject Says Family Lied About His Adoption and Made Millions Off Him 

-‘Blind Side’ Family Calls Former NFL Player’s Claims a ‘Shakedown’ 

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