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Film Producers Defend ‘Blind Facet’ and Household Accused of Scamming Former NFL Participant Michael Oher


Alcon Leisure, the movie firm that produced the hit 2009 movie The Blind Facet, is defending its movie and the Tuohy household in opposition to fees that they defrauded former NFL participant Michael Oher of an untold amount of cash in proceeds from the movie.

Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, the co-heads of Alcon, are defending the film, calling accusations that they fabricated the story the movie relies upon are “mischaracterizations and uninformed opinions.” The pair additionally launched monetary data to show their level, the Hollywood Reporter mentioned.

“The deal that was made by Fox for the Tuohys’ and Michael Oher’s life rights was per {the marketplace} at the moment for the rights of comparatively unknown people. Subsequently, it didn’t embrace important payouts within the occasion of the movie’s success,” the movie executives wrote. “Because of this, the notion that the Tuohys have been paid tens of millions of {dollars} by Alcon to the detriment of Michael Oher is fake. The truth is, Alcon has paid roughly $767,000 to the expertise company that represents the Tuohy household and Michael Oher (who, presumably, took fee earlier than passing it by).”

The film, based mostly on the e-book of the identical identify, follows the story of soccer participant Michael Oher, a deprived youth who turned a star highschool soccer participant, and the household that took him in and gave him a secure house as he ventured into faculty soccer, after which the NFL.

Baltimore Ravens draft pick Michael Oher poses for a photograph with his family at Radio City Music Hall for the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25, 2009 in...

Baltimore Ravens #23 draft decide Michael Oher poses for {a photograph} along with his household at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor for the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25, 2009, in New York Metropolis (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Photos)

The heartwarming story earned star Sandra Bullock an Oscar for her position as Leigh Anne Tuohy and have become a shock hit, incomes greater than $300 million.

However this month, Oher sued the Tuohy household, claiming they lied about having adopted him into their household and have been stealing cash from him for over a decade.

The Touhy household mentioned they have been “devastated” by the accusations.

Leigh Anne Tuohy celebrates on the field after her adoptive son Michael Oher of the Baltimore Ravens and the Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers...

Leigh Anne Tuohy celebrates on the sector after her adoptive son Michael Oher #74 of the Baltimore Ravens and the Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 throughout Tremendous Bowl XLVII on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Photos)

However Oher’s claims have met with numerous resistance.

Oher’s faculty coach, for example, defended the Tuohys and mentioned that they have been “admirable” for what they did for the participant.

Michael Lewis, creator of the e-book that spawned the movie, chimed in to allege that Oher truly refused cash from the movie.

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