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Leigh Anne Tuohy and her husband, Sean, each 63, are prepared to finish Michael Oher‘s conservatorship amid the ongoing lawsuit he filed against them on Aug. 14. The couple’s lawyer, Randall Fishman, informed reporters on Aug. 16 that they won’t stand within the 37-year-old’s manner if he needs to finish the conservatorship, as reported by AP Information. Each Leigh Anne and Sean “intend to enter into a consent order to end the conservatorship,” their authorized rep mentioned.

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leigh anne tuohy & her husband sean, revealed they’ll finish michael oher’s conservatorship voluntarily. (shutterstock / jim smeal/bei/shutterstock)

Michael, whose life was portrayed within the Oscar-winning movie The Blind Aspect, filed a petition on Aug. 14 that accused the couple of not adopting him, per ESPN. As well as, Leigh Anne and Sean’s different lawyer, Marty Singer, informed E! Information on Aug. 16, that Michael was utilizing the lawsuit as a “shakedown effort” for compensation.

“Anyone with a modicum of common sense can see that the outlandish claims made by Michael Oher about the Tuohy family are hurtful and absurd,” the lawyer mentioned. “The idea that the Tuohys have ever sought to profit off Mr. Oher is not only offensive, it is transparently ridiculous.” Singer went on so as to add that Sean and his spouse wouldn’t search to revenue off of Michael as they’re profitable in their very own proper. “The notion that a couple worth hundreds of millions of dollars would connive to withhold a few thousand dollars in profit participation payments from anyone—let alone from someone they loved as a son—defies belief,” the authorized rep added.

Singer went on to notice the “support” that the Tuohy household supplied him over time. “In reality, the Tuohys opened their home to Mr. Oher, offered him structure, support and, most of all, unconditional love,” he mentioned. “They have consistently treated him like a son and one of their three children.” Leigh Anne and Sean share two youngsters together with Sean Tuohy Jr., 30, and Collins Tuohy, 36.

The couple “adopted” Michael in the course of the summer season of 2004, once they requested him to dwell with them. Within the docs obtained by ESPN, Michael disputed that he was ever adopted by them. The Blind Aspect starring Sandra Bullock was launched simply 5 years later and earned her an Oscar award. Following the information of the petition, Sean launched a press release on the matter to the The Every day Memphian on Aug. 14.

“We’re devastated,” he mentioned relating to the Michael drama. “It’s upsetting to think we would make money off any of our children. But we’re going to love Michael at 37 just like we loved him at 16.” Sean additionally claimed that he didn’t revenue off the previous soccer star. “We didn’t make any money off the movie,” he added. “Well, Michael Lewis (the author of the book ‘The Blind Side’) gave us half of his share. Everybody in the family got an equal share, including Michael. It was about $14,000, each. We were never offered money; we never asked for money. My money is well-documented; you can look up how much I sold my company for.”

Amid that very same interview, Sean assured the outlet that he and Leigh Anne are keen to finish the conservatorship if that’s what Michael desires. “Of course,” he mentioned. “I want whatever Michael wants.” He additionally added that, though he and his spouse could be “upset” at Michael wanting out of their household, they might nonetheless oblige. “We’re not in this for anything other than whatever he wants. If he’d have said, ‘I don’t want to be part of the family anymore,’ we’d have been very upset, but we absolutely would have done it,” Sean shared.