Roommates, its always difficult living with your parents as an adult because no matter what, you’re always going to be their child. But for one Michigan man, it’s just gotten a whole lot harder.
This man is reportedly suing his parents for $86,000 in damages, after they threw away his porn collection, fox17 reports. According to court papers they obtained, the man nor his parents have been named.
The man reportedly moved into his parents Michigan home in October 2016 while he was going through a divorce. Along with his clothing and other necessities, he brought his porn collection, which court documents state is worth about $29,000. He then moved to Indiana the following year and left his collection behind.
His parents mailed all of his belongings to his Indiana home, with the exception of his films which they had discarded. The man then wrote his parents a strongly worded email, accusing them of being vindictive and intruding in his personal life.
“If you had a problem with my belongings, you should have stated that at the time and I would have gone elsewhere,” the email read. “Instead you kept quiet and behaved vindictively.”
His father allegedly wrote back saying he had gotten rid of the collection for his son’s own good.
“Believe it or not, one reason why I destroyed your porn was for your own emotional health,” she wrote. “I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine.”
His mother told police that she and his father had asked their son not to bring any of his pornography into their house before he moved in because they knew he “had” issues with it.
The man reportedly attempted calling the police on his parents, but authorities declined to press charges.
In a world where you can find everything for free on the internet, it may seem hard to believe that a man could have paid $29,000 for a collection of pornography. But, it’s not so far fetched for him.
The man reached out to investigators, allegedly sending one officer 44 emails worth of movies he says were destroyed by his parents. He listed all of them as “Valuable out-of-print films”.
He says the $86,822 he is seeking is for damages and attorney fees.