A retired NFL player whose rags to riches story inspired faith-based movie The Blind Side is suing the Christian couple who took him in as a teenager.
According to court documents obtained by US media outlets, Michael Oher alleges financial exploitation by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy.
The 37-year-old claims he was led to believe he was being adopted by the couple but was instead placed under a conservatorship that allowed them to profit off his name.
The claims are contained in a petition filed in probate court in Shelby County, Tennessee, on Monday.
“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,” the filing stated, according to the Associated Press.