The next family gathering for one Michigan household is going to be pretty awkward.
The Associated Press reports that a man living in Indiana is suing his parents for getting rid of his porn collection. The collection, which is worth approximately $28,940.72, was thrown out by his parents purposefully.
The 40-year-old man, who’s only mentioned as “Charlie,” moved in his parents’ Grand Haven, Michigan home in October 2016. Charlie moved back in with his parents and did chores around the house instead of paying rent, after getting a divorce.
The plaintiff then moved out ten months later in August 2017. According to Fox 17 Online, Charlie was asked to leave after police were called to the house for a domestic situation. Charlie then had his parents deliver most of his things to his new home in Muncie, Indiana.
But Charlie later realized that 12 boxes containing his pornographic films, such as Frisky Business and Big Bad Grannies, were missing. Charlie then started corresponding with his father through email. It was then that his parents admitted to throwing out the boxes.
Said Charlie to his parents through email, “If you had a problem with my belongings, you should have stated that at the time and I would have gone elsewhere. Instead, you choose to keep quiet and behave vindictively.”
The father responded, “Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional heath. I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand.”
Apparently, this isn’t Charlie’s first incident concerning pornography. In one email, Charlie’s father recounts his son got kicked out of high school and college or selling porn to other students.
The father then said, “I also warned you at that time if I ever found pornography in my house again, I would destroy it.”
This led to Charlie filing a complaint with the police. Charlie offered evidence of these email conversations and stated how he had lost valuable movies that were out of print. Some of which were made by studios that are no longer in existence.
Unfortunately for Charlie, the Ottawa County prosecutor declined to press charges. The 40-year-old man then filed a lawsuit with a federal court in Michigan last week. He is asking that his parents pay for $86,822.16 in damages.