Normally, Hollywood types end up engulfed in controversy because of something they said or did on social media. But not this time, the woke mob is coming for actress Sandra Bullock.
Bullock has found herself smack dab in the middle of a controversy and online hate that she had nothing to do with.
In 2009, Bullock starred and won an Oscar for her role in the 2009 blockbuster film “The Blind Side.” The Hollywood bombshell who has been dealing the the death of her partner, played the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy, mother of the family that took in former NFL star Michael Oher.
Oher, now 37, has filed in court that his guardians, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy never adopted him and profited from his success.
From the New York Post:
The movie was adapted from the 2006 book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.” Written by Michael Lewis, it tells the story of Oher, one of thirteen children born to a drug-addicted mother, and his rise to football stardom after being taken in by the seemingly generous Tuohy family.
Now the armchair trolls on social media are demanding that Bullock give back her Oscar for something that, if true she had no idea was going on.
Quinton Aaron, co-star who played Michael Oher in the film has come out and defended Bullock stating he is “furious with those clamoring for Sandra Bullock to lose her Oscar over the new Oher drama.”
“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. She gave a brilliant performance. And that shouldn’t be tarnished for something that had nothing to do with her,” he said.
Below are a couple of examples.
Sandra Bullock yelled “run the dang ball” a couple times and had the academy trembling on their hands and knees. https://t.co/JmjzRzzON4
— Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket (@BrennanSouhrada) August 14, 2023
For some reason the whole blind side was fake thing makes me just hate Sandra bullock
— TheReal_Bryan🅿️acan (@PacanBryan) August 14, 2023
Sean Tuohy has responded to the allegations made by Oher and says the family has been “devastated.”
“Michael was obviously living with us for a long time, and the NCAA didn’t like that,” Tuohy told the Daily Memphian. “They said the only way Michael could go to Ole Miss was if he was actually part of the family. I sat Michael down and told him, ‘If you’re planning to go to Ole Miss — or even considering Ole Miss — we think you have to be part of the family. This would do that, legally.’ We contacted lawyers who had told us that we couldn’t adopt over the age of 18. The only thing we could do was to have a conservatorship. We were so concerned it was on the up-and-up that we made sure the biological mother came to court.”
To make things even messier representatives for the Tuohy family have claimed that Oher wanted $15 million and threatened if the family didn’t pay he’d go public with the lawsuit.
“Over the years, the Tuohys have given Mr. Oher an equal cut of every penny received from ‘The Blind Side,’” attorney Marty Singer told TMZ Sports.
“Even recently, when Mr. Oher started to threaten them about what he would do unless they paid him an eight-figure windfall, and, as part of that shakedown effort refused to cash the small profit checks from the Tuohys, they still deposited Mr. Oher’s equal share into a trust account they set up for his son,” he added.
Singer went even further to claim that Oher was lawyer shopping and was struggling to get an attorney to help him sue.