Nick Soltman was recently quoted in the USA Today article, “’The Blind Side’ subject Michael Oher’s blockbuster lawsuit against Tuohy family explained”, which examines the petition filed on behalf of Michael Oher in Tennessee probate court seeking to end Oher’s conservatorship from the Tuohy family. Oher’s petition came as a shock to fans of Oscar-nominated film ‘The Blind Side,’ of which he is the subject, alleging that the Tuohy family never adopted the athlete (as was originally depicted), but rather established a conservatorship.
Oher’s petition claims the Tuohys exploited his life for financial gain and seeks to prevent them from using his name and likeness in the future. It alleges that the Tuohy’s received 2.5% of the defined net proceeds of ‘The Blind Side,’ although, according to Nick, this may not have equated to significant financial gain.
“I have a hard time believing that the 2.5% of defined net proceeds have paid out millions of dollars, the way it’s alleged,” Nick shares. He continues to explain that “defined net proceeds” are rarely lucrative, unless a later agreement changes the often-limited definition of the term. “I cannot stress how unusual it is for that type of contingent compensation to ever pay out,” he tells USA Today.
For more of Nick’s commentary, read the full article below.