A man who was living with his parents is suing them for allegedly throwing out his collection of pornography worth nearly $29,000 (£22,000).
The rift between the family started in October 2016 when the unnamed man moved back into his parents’ home in Michigan after a divorce, court documents say.
He was then asked to leave their house, where he had carried out housework instead of rent, after 10 months when police were called over a reported domestic incident.
The man said that he noticed his porn collection was missing after he moved to Indiana and his parents dropped off some of his belongings he had left at their home in November 2017.
He said his parents told them that they had destroyed his collection of 12 boxes of porn films and two boxes of sex toys worth $28,940 (£22,088).
The man allegedly called the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and filed a police report but prosecutors refused to press charges.
He then launched a $86,822 (£66,265) civil lawsuit against his parents over the alleged destruction of his porn collection.
According to court documents, the man sent an email to his parents after he discovered his collection had been destroyed.
“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.”
According to court documents, his father replied: “Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional health.
“I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand.”
The porn collector’s father also alleges that he was kicked out of high school and college for selling porn to other students, according to court documents.