Michael O’Hare earned greater than $138,000 in royalties from the e book and film “The Blind Aspect,” the couple accused by the previous NFL participant of deceptive him stated in a court docket submitting Wednesday.
An accounting doc supplied by Leigh Ann and Sean Tuohy lists funds courting again to 2007, a yr after the e book was launched, via the newest cost in April 2023. The e book and O’Hare’s life would change into the premise for the 2009 movie.
An accounting assertion from the couple’s attorneys, filed with the probate court docket in Shelby County, Tennessee, stated members of the family, together with O’Hare, agreed to separate the proceeds 5 methods.
O’Hare, a former NFL participant, in August filed a court docket doc alleging the Towhises misled him into believing they’d adopted him once they took him in as a young person.
As a substitute, they positioned him in conservatorship, the petition to terminate the conservatorship states.
The petition stated O’Hare didn’t make any cash from the movie, which was launched after he accomplished his school profession and wouldn’t have affected his NCAA eligibility.
In line with the petition, O’Hare doesn’t keep in mind signing the settlement for the rights to his life story. The doc accommodates a signature that seems to be his personal, however “nobody ever introduced this doc to him with any clarification,” the submitting states.
A consultant for Oher didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Thursday.
A consultant for the Tuohys stated the couple had no remark past what was said in filings filed with the Shelby County District Court docket.
The Tuohys “by no means acquired any funds as trustees on behalf of Michael O’Hare, nor did they’ve any management over any funds or transactions on behalf of Mr. O’Hare throughout the whole conservatorship interval,” the preliminary accounting assertion says.
The Toohis household took in O’Hare, now 37, whereas he was there Highschool. He went on to stardom enjoying on the College of Mississippi after which within the NFL, a narrative documented within the e book and film “The Blind Aspect.”
The Tooheys stated they by no means supposed to undertake O’Hare and denied enriching themselves in his title.
A choose agreed in September to finish the conservatorship. His conservatorship started in 2004 when he was 18 years previous.
Actress Sandra Bullock, who performed Leigh Anne Tuohy within the movie, received the Academy Award for Finest Efficiency by an Actress in a Main Function. It was additionally nominated for Finest Image, however didn’t win.
O’Hare was an All-American when he performed on the college, referred to as Ole Miss, and was chosen within the first spherical by the Baltimore Ravens within the 2009 NFL Draft. He performed there for 5 seasons, additionally enjoying for the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers.