These Parents Threw Out Their Son’s Porn. Now He’s Suing For $87,000

His dad says it was for his own benefit.

Getty

An Indiana man is suing his parents after they trashed his massive porn collection, which he claims was worth at least $29,000.

According to the lawsuit filed in Michigan last week, the man lived at his parents’ home in Grand Haven, Mich. for 10 months in 2016. After he later moved to Muncie, Ind., his parents delivered all of his belongings—except for 12 moving boxes full of adult movies along with two boxes of sex toys.

Upon discovering that his pornography stash had been thrown away, the 40-year-old man first tried to get the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office to press charges. When they refused, he chose to sue his parents, seeking nearly $87,000 in damages.

“If you had a problem with my belongings, you should have stated that at the time and I would have gone elsewhere,” the man wrote to his dad in an email, reports Fox 17. “Instead you choose to keep quiet and behave vindictively.”

The man’s dad, however, didn’t back down. In the same email chain, he responded, “Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional health. I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand.”

He goes on to point out that it isn’t the first time he’s cautioned his son, who allegedly got in trouble when he was younger for selling porn, about his collection. Fox 17 notes that the dad added, “I also warned you at that time if I ever found pornography in my house again, I would destroy it.”

Fatherly IQ
  1. Where do you do your back-to-school shopping?
    Online
    In-Store
    Both
Thanks for the feedback!
Oops! Something went wrong. Please contact support@fatherly.com.

Which is exactly what he did to his son’s collection, which was so large that the list of film titles supposedly took up 44 emails sent to a police officer by the porn’s former owner.