How did Sandra Bullock find herself in the midst of controversy as her Oscar-winning role in the film ‘The Blind Side’ is cast into doubt following a recent lawsuit filed made by former NFL star Michael Oher.
On Monday, August 14, the retired football offensive tackle sued his adoptive parents Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy claiming they manipulated him into signing a conservatorship and profited from the 2009 film.
How did Sandra Bullock react to Michael Oher’s lawsuit?
Sandra Bullock who played the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy, the adoptive mother of Oher, is deeply saddened on learning the claims that the movie was based on a lie, according to a source.
“She hates that such a wonderful story, a spectacular movie, and a spectacular time in her life now has been tainted,” the insider shared.
“Now people won’t watch it and if they do, they will have a completely different reaction to its original intention,” the source told Daily Mail.
“There was so much hard work put into the film that they all thought was the truth and now that has been questioned, it just upsets Sandra to no end that a time in her life that was so special, is now shadowed with a completely different perspective,” the source continued.
What happened to Sandra Bullock’s partner Bryan Randall?
The controversial news arrives during a challenging period for the ‘Bird Box’ actress who recently lost her long-time partner Bryan Randall at the age of 57. He died after secretly battling with ALS.
She is determined to keep a tough exterior despite her problems in her personal and professional lives, the insider claims.
“Sandra is putting up a strong face and a strong front as it has been a rough patch for her emotionally with the loss of Bryan, and now she is heartbroken in a different way with all the fallout from the Michael Oher news,” the person claimed.
The insider stated that Sandra was “figuring out how to move forward from it all,” adding that her emotions are “very high right now and she is looking forward to better days ahead.”
How much did Sandra Bullock get paid for ‘Blind Side’?
The actress who did the lead role in ‘Blind Side’ alongside Quinton Aaron was reportedly paid $5 million, according to New York Times.
Oher’s lawsuit and the shocking allegations even led internet users to troll the actress asking her to ‘give her Best Actress Oscar back’.
However, Bullock’s fans have rallied around her insisting that she rightfully “earned her Oscar” and asked, “How was she supposed to know?”.
The insider told the outlet that the actress was “really not giving much of her attention” to the online trolls, and added, Bullock thinks that “It is just stupid to give that any attention, there are so many other important things to worry about over that.”
Does Quinton Aaron want Sandra Bullock out of ongoing ‘Blind Side’ controversy?
Quinton Aaron who played the role of Oher defended Bullock who is being dragged into the ‘Blind Side’ film controversy.
Talking to TMZ Sports, Aaron said, “Saying stuff, like she needs to relinquish her title, doesn’t make any sense.”
“She gave a brilliant performance and that shouldn’t be tarnished for something that had nothing to do with her,” he continued.