Judge ends Michael Oher-Tuohy conservatorship: 'Cannot believe it got done'

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Michael Oher, a former first-round NFL draft pick, is no longer under Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy's guardianship.

According to WREG in Memphis, Shelby County (Tennessee) Judge Kathleen Gomes "terminated" the conservatorship on Friday.

The Tuohy family was sued last month by former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Oher, who claimed they defrauded him of money from the successful movie 

"The Blind Side" and that he had only recently discovered that he was actually under a conservatorship rather than having been adopted.

According to Oher's lawsuit, which was obtained by ESPN, "The lie of Michael's adoption is one on which Co-Conservators Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy have enriched themselves at the expense of their Ward, the undersigned Michael Oher."

Michael Oher discovered this lie to his chagrin and embarrassment in February of 2023

when he learned that the Conservatorship to which he consented on the basis that doing so would make him a member of the Tuohy family, in fact provided him no familial relationship with the Tuohys.

In Tennessee, a conservatorship removes power from a person to make decisions for themselves, and it is often used in the case of a medical condition or disability, with Gomes expressing disbelief that one was reached with a non-disabled party.