Indiana man sues parents for destroying porn collection

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A man is suing his parents for throwing out his pornography collection.
 
He says it was no ordinary collection and was worth tens of thousands of dollars. His parents in Grand Haven, Michigan say they threw it out for a good reason.
 
Since it’s a civil case with no criminal charges, the names and identities of the parties are being kept anonymous.

“Charlie” moved back into mom and dad’s Grand Haven home in Cctober of 2016 following a divorce, doing household chores in lieu of paying rent court, federal court documents explain, but he moved out just 10 months later.
 
On December 2017, Charlie’s parents allegedly delivered boxes of his stuff to his new place in Indiana, but, when they arrive, charlie notices many of his possessions are missing.
 
His parents allegedly told him, they destroyed the stuff he’s looking for. That stuff being 12 moving boxes full of pornography.
 
Unable to work it out with his parents, he calls the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, declaring his collection is worth about $29,000.
 
The prosecutor’s office eventually declining to press charges in the matter. Just a month later, Charlie begins reaching out to his dad through email.
 
According to the lawsuit, saying: “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.”
 
His father apparently responding: ‘believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional heath. I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand.’
 
The emails continue  some bringing up Charlie’s alleged past recalling him being kicked out of high school and even college for selling porn to other students. His dad allegedly said: ‘I also warned you at that time if I ever found pornography in my house again, I would destroy it.’
 
Charlie, feeling the situation unresolved, reaches back out to investigators, allegedly sending one officer 44 emails worth of movies he says were destroyed, listing many as valuable out of print films, writing: “not just out of print, but the entire studio making it dissolved, and that was 20 years ago.”
 
The prosecutor again declining to file charges. Fast forward to April 2019, Charlie files suit against his parents, seeking $86,000 in damages.
 
An attorney for Charlie declined to comment.

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