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.”
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.”