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Man who played Michael Oher in The Blind Side rips fans who want Sandra Bullock to lose Oscar

Callum Jones

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Man who played Michael Oher in The Blind Side rips fans who want Sandra Bullock to lose Oscar

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The actor who played Michael Oher in The Blind Side has hit back at fans who want Sandra Bullock to lose her Oscar, following the lawsuit filed by the retired NFL player.

Bullock took on the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy for the 2009 movie, starring as the matriarch of the family who took in Michael Oher when he was experiencing homelessness as a teenager.

The film was a much-loved one, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Picture as well as bagging Bullock the Oscar for Best Actress.

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However, the wholesome nature of the flick was shattered this week after Oher, now 37, filed a lawsuit against the couple - who have an estimated net worth of $75 million - claiming they lied about adopting him and allegedly made him sign a document to prevent him from making money off the film.

The suit claims that in February, Oher found out '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'.

"At no point did the Tuohys inform Michael that they would have ultimate control of all his contracts, and as a result Michael did not understand that if the conservatorship was granted, he was signing away his right to contract for himself," the lawsuit claims.

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Although Bullock portrayed Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side, there's no evidence to suggest she had any idea about what Oher or the family may or may not have signed when she made the movie.

Sandra Bullock played Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. Credit: Warner Bros.
Sandra Bullock played Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. Credit: Warner Bros.

While the lawsuit doesn't mention Bullock's performance in The Blind Side, some critics and even fans of the film have suggested that the actor should have her Oscar taken off her as a result of the recent lawsuit.

"So Sandra Bullock should have to give back her Oscar right, and man do we need to start checking these good feeling stories," one person wrote on social media.

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There's been many people that have come out and defended Bullock in recent days, including Quinton Aaron, the actor who played Oher in The Blind Side.

Speaking to TMZ, Aaron has ripped into fans for suggesting Bullock should have her Oscar taken off her, saying she has nothing to do with the lawsuit.

Quinton Aaron and Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. Credit: Warner Bros.
Quinton Aaron and Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. Credit: Warner Bros.

He said: "To make a statement like that doesn't make any sense. Sandra Bullock didn't have anything to do with the real story that we're reading as of right now.

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"She gave a brilliant performance. And that shouldn't be tarnished for something that had nothing to do with her."

Aaron doubled down on those thoughts in a separate interview with the Daily Mail.

"Sandra just suffered a loss and everything, so I'm pretty sure she's probably trying to stay out of the [spotlight] and just handle her situation as best she knows how," he told the paper.

"I heard some pretty disturbing things people were saying about her, and I'm not behind that."

Topics: Film & TV, Celebrity, Film and TV, Oscars, US News, The Blind Side, Michael Oher

Callum Jones
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