For his or her half, Sean and Leigh Anne have been agency of their denial that they tricked Michael into the conservatorship, as a substitute saying that they by no means supposed to formally undertake him.
“They vehemently deny that they noticed [Michael] as a gullible younger man whose athletic expertise may very well be exploited for their very own profit,” they wrote in a court docket submitting Sept. 15 in response to Michael’s request to terminate the conservatorship. “The [Tuohys] admit that they by no means supposed to, and actually by no means did, take any motion to imagine authorized custody by way of the Juvenile Courtroom of Shelby County, Tennessee.”
Whereas Michael has largely remained tight-lipped in regards to the authorized proceedings, he expressed his grief over studying the reality about his relationship together with his household.
“I’m disheartened by the revelation shared within the lawsuit right this moment,” Michael informed E! Information in August by way of his lawyer of studying he was by no means legally made part of the Tuohy household. “It is a troublesome state of affairs for my household and me. I wish to ask everybody to please respect our privateness at the moment. For now, I’ll let the lawsuit communicate for itself and can supply no additional remark.”
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