Grown Man Sues Parents for Trashing His Porn

Everyone has collections. Stamps, baseball cards … porn? One man is taking legal action over the destruction of his prized personal porn stash.

Three tied garbage bags on a white background

Twelve boxes. That’s how much pornographic material was reportedly thrown away by a Michigan man’s parents during his move to Indiana in 2017.

And boy, is he peeved. In fact, the man is taking his parents to court and demanding they pay him three times the original value of his films and magazines.

According to Grand Rapid’s WZZM13, an affiliate of ABC, the man estimates that the contents of the boxes is worth $29,000 – but he is suing his parents for $87,000.

According to USA Today, the man tripled the financial damages because replacing his collection today would cost twice as much as what he had paid – and, of course, he’s claiming personal damages for being kicked out of his parent’s home and, more importantly, having his favorite playthings destroyed.

The lawsuit arrives after the man spent months attempting to press charges against his parents. The Washington Examiner notes that he originally attempted to file a police report to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, but was denied.

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His next move was to send nearly 50 emails to investigators and prosecutors describing the “great worth” of the collection – but was once again denied.

Every email exchanged between the man, his parents and the prosecutors is included in the lawsuit, as is a compiled list of the items that were destroyed.

Included in this list are over 400 VHS tapes (and here I thought those old video players only still existed for Disney films.)

His parents also destroyed more than 1,600 DVDs (with some repeat titles of his favorites), 160-plus CDs (more than the entire NOW! That’s What I Call Music discography) and 70 adult toys.

While he’s the one suing for damages, I think the parents already suffered when they decided to go through his belongings. His father said that it took them a long time to destroy everything, and I can just imagine his mom’s shock at finding titles like Big Bad Grannys [sic] in the pile.

His father also said in the email exchange that he isn’t trying to hurt his son, but help him.

“Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional health,” he wrote, “I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand.”

The man had moved into his parents’ home after a divorce in 2016 – and I’m really scratching my head over why his ex-wife didn’t want him.

I think it’s safe to say she would testify on his parents’ behalf if asked.

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