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His Parents Threw Out All His Porn, and He's Suing

Indiana man is seeking $86K in damages
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2019 8:48 AM CDT
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(Newser) – An Indiana man moved into his parents' home in Grand Haven, Mich., in 2016 after getting divorced. Ten months later he got his own place in Muncie, Indiana, but when his parents brought him his things, something was missing: 12 boxes of porn, which his father told him had been destroyed. And now the 40-year-old man is suing. FOX 17 reports the man valued the collection at $28,940.72 in a police report filed with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. The Ottawa County prosecutor opted not to press charges, so the man filed a civil suit seeking $86,822.16 in damages. WILX notes that because it's a civil case involving no criminal charges, parties' names aren't being disclosed.

The lawsuit cites an email from the man's father that read in part, "One reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional heath [sic]. I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand." The AP reports his titles included Frisky Business and Big Bad Grannys. He allegedly claimed some of the titles were valuable, noting in emails to investigators that some of the destroyed films are "Not Just Out of Print. But the entire studio making it dissolved, and that was 20 years ago." (Read another unusual porn-themed story here.)

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