Who’s in the right? Man sues parents for destroying $40K porn collection

A man took his parents to court after they destroyed his collection of porn. Source: Getty

A disgruntled son filed legal action against his parents in America after they threw out his prized collection of porn without his permission.

According to the news outlet, the man is seeking a whopping $87,822 (AU$122,416) in financial damages for the loss of the goods that were housed at his parents’ home, some of which apparently aren’t being distributed anymore. The total collection included 12 boxes of pornography, while a further two boxes were filled with sex toys.

Charlie had reportedly lived at the property in Michigan for around 10 months after a divorce and, upon leaving and moving to Indiana, left the collection in his parents’ possession.

Disaster struck months later though, when his parents delivered some of his belongings to his new home and Charlie noticed his prized porn was missing. According to Fox News, Charlie said his mum and dad admitted it had all been destroyed.

While the man was clearly upset by the situation, his father stood by his decision. In fact, Charlie’s dad claimed he threw the porn out to help his son who had reportedly been kicked out of high school and college for selling pornography to other students.

“Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional health,” evidence from the court case said according to Fox News.

He added: “I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand.”

According to Fox News Charlie initially hoped to file charges against his parents for the act but this was denied by the local Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

He also sent an angry email to his dad telling them they should have informed him of their distaste in the collection instead of behaving “vindictively”.

After being denied the first time, Fox News reports that Charlie persisted with investigators in hopes someone would take on his case. However, unfortunately for him, they again chose not to press charges.

What are your thoughts on this case? Do you think the parents did the right thing by throwing out the porn collection?

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