- Oct 24, 2019
- 109d 20h 35m
"I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine," the man's father told him, a local Fox affiliate said, citing a lawsuit.
A 40-year-old man is suing his parents after they threw out his cherished $29,000 porn collection
A Michigan man is suing his parents, saying they threw out his decades-old porn collection worth $29,000, a local Fox affiliate reported.
A lawsuit filed in federal court in Michigan said the man had moved back in with his parents for a while after a 2016 divorce.
But he said that after he moved out and his parents came to drop off his belongings 10 months later, he noticed 14 boxes of porn and sex toys was missing, disposed of by his parents, Fox 17 said.
He's seeking nearly $87,000 in damages but says some of the movies lost are priceless and irreplaceable.
The father said he threw them out for his son's own good and "would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine," the lawsuit says, according to Fox 17.
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A man from Michigan is suing his parents, saying they threw out $29,000 worth of porn and sex toys he collected over several decades, a local Fox affiliate reported.
The 40-year-old had moved into his parents' home in Michigan after a 2016 divorce and left for Muncie, Indiana, in August 2017, Fox 17 reported, citing a lawsuit filed in federal court in Michigan.
But he said that when his parents came by to drop off the rest of his stuff 10 months later, 14 boxes full of adult toys, magazines, and movies were missing.
The man now wants nearly $87,000 in damages from his parents, Fox 17 said.
A screenshot of the lawsuit included in the Fox 17 report said the parents told their son in an email: "We counted twelve moving boxes full of pornography plus two boxes of sex toys, as you call them. We began that day the process of destroying them and it took quite a while to do so."
Fox 17 said the man then told his parents in an 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."
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The man's father said in an email included in the lawsuit that he threw out the stash for his son's mental and emotional health, adding: "I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand."
Before launching his legal challenge, the man reported the incident to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, but it did not file charges against the parents, Fox 17 said.
The man sent one officer 44 emails listing all the vintage porn movies destroyed, according to the Fox 17 report. Two of the titles lost in the trash were "Frisky Business" and "Big Bad Grannys," The Associated Press reported.
Pornhub, one of the world's most popular pornography websites, has weighed in, and offered the man a lifetime subscription to its premium service if he drops the suit.
Pornhub told INSIDER: "We're very serious about lending a helping hand and helping this family patch things up."