Sean and Leigh Anne have additionally denied they tricked Michael into the conservatorship, disclosing that their intention was to never formally adopt him.
“They vehemently deny that they noticed [Michael] as a gullible younger man whose athletic expertise might 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 means of the Juvenile Courtroom of Shelby County, Tennessee.”
Shortly after submitting his lawsuit towards the Tuohys in August, Michael shared that he was “disheartened” by the circumstances.
“This can be a tough scenario for my household and me,” Michael mentioned in an August assertion to E! Information by means of his legal professional. “I need to ask everybody to please respect our privateness presently. For now, I’ll let the lawsuit communicate for itself.”
In September, a choose formally ruled to end the conservatorship put in place. Nonetheless, regardless of the conservatorship ending, the court docket case stays ongoing over the monetary disputes.