30-Year-Old Evicted by Mom, Dad Is Giving Bizarre Interviews

Michael Rotondo says he's 'been trying to get out for years'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2018 8:21 AM CDT
Michael Rotondo, left, sits during an eviction proceeding in Syracuse, NY, brought by his parents, Mark and Christina, of Camillus.   (Douglass Dowty /The Syracuse Newspapers via AP)

(Newser) – Michael Rotondo is apparently happy to figure out his next move, which, thanks to a judge's order, must involve an actual relocation out of his parents New York home, where he's lived rent-free for eight years. "I've been trying to get out for years," the unemployed 30-year-old said in a Wednesday interview with Fox News' Martha MacCallum, who then questioned why a court order was necessary. Rotondo didn't give a clear answer, other than to say he didn't want to end up on the street in winter, citing a February eviction notice from his parents, the first of five over several months. It was the same story in a "truly bizarre" interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, per Time. "You tell me you want to move out of your parents' house," she said at one point, looking confused. "Why don't you just move out of your parents' house, like tomorrow?"

"I have plans to be able to provide myself with the income I need to support myself but it's not something that's going to come together tomorrow," Rotondo replied, instead proposing a timeline of three months. Rotondo also said people should stop blaming millennial entitlement for his predicament. Though the term millennial applies to those born between 1981 and 1996, "I'm really not a member of that demographic" as "I'm a very conservative person," he said. "When people speak to the millennials and their general nature as a millennial, they speak to more liberal leanings." Should his business not work out, TMZ reports Rotondo has one job offer to fall back on. CamSoda, known for its X-rated content, "allows people to livestream their candid lives 24/7" and is offering to pay Rotondo $1,000 a month for six months if he broadcasts his daily life.

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