For their part, Sean and Leigh Anne have actually been firm in their rejection that they fooled Michael into the conservatorship, rather stating that they never ever planned to officially embrace him.
“They emphatically reject that they saw [Michael] as a gullible boy whose athletic skill might be made use of for their own advantage,” they composed in a court filingSept 15 in action to Michael’s demand to end the conservatorship. “The [Tuohys] confess that they never ever planned to, and in reality never ever did, take any action to presume legal custody through the Juvenile Court of Shelby County, Tennessee.”
While Michael has actually mainly stayed tight-lipped about the legal procedures, he revealed his sorrow over discovering the fact about his relationship with his household.
“I am disheartened by the revelation shared in the lawsuit today,” Michael informed E! News in August through his lawyer of discovering he was never ever lawfully made a part of the Tuohy household. “This is a difficult situation for my family and me. I want to ask everyone to please respect our privacy at this time. For now, I will let the lawsuit speak for itself and will offer no further comment.”
See pictures of Michael and the Tuohys throughout the years: