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Strolling Beastie Boys Lyric is suing mother and father for throwing out $ 30Okay of porn

Living at home is such a burden! After 42-year-old David Werking from Indiana separated from his wife, he still moved back to Michigan with his parents. I have to fight for your rights etc.

The court record contains numerous references to Mr Werking’s history of pornography and its distribution. So his parents, Beth and Paul Werking, had reason to wonder whether the dozen of boxes their son kept in their basement contained items that violated their religious beliefs, despite his assurances to the contrary. After Mr. Werking left his parents’ home “at the request of local law enforcement” in August 2017, they discovered dozens of boxes of pornographic material.

In addition to their moral objection, Mr. Werking’s parents claim that at least some of the material was mistaken for child pornography. So they destroyed it.

“Why did you keep so many VHS tapes?” The father asked himself in an email to his son. “Did you just want to be arrested? I mean who is buying VHS tapes these days? Do you even have a tape recorder? Honestly, David, I did you a great favor by getting rid of all of this stuff for you. “

Frankly, David didn’t take it as a favor. Instead, he sued his parents in federal court, accusing them of converting his property for personal use.

No not like this. Although an email from the son to his father reads, “There is a lot of porn on the internet if you want to see this father. Try youporn or xhamster. Believe me I know you need it with mom. I needed it with Mary. Now, for me, there are college girls waiting to be turned into women. “

Isn’t it a peach?

“As early as 1874, courts in Michigan recognized that the conversion to personal use was far-reaching and, due to the converter’s belief in destruction, could also include destruction [the destroyed item’s] harmful effects, “wrote US District Judge Paul Maloney, granting Mr. Werking’s motion for a summary judgment and ordering the discovery of the valuation of the destroyed property in order to assess the compensation.

“We have asked the court for triple damages which we believe are justified in light of the wanton destruction of the property,” plaintiff’s attorney Miles Greengard told Michigan Live. “This was a collection of often irreplaceable objects and property.”

Which is probably true as far as it goes. Where can I find a copy of Friday The 13th Nude Beginning Part 2 on VHS? And if you’re looking to spend $ 3 on PACER, you too can read a list of tracks from Mr. Werking’s extensive collection and speculate on the replacement value of Old Wave Hookers. No doubt a classic of the genre!

Good girls from Godiva High? PRICELESS.

But for everything else, you are suing your own parents in federal court.

Son wins lawsuit after mom throws away his best porn magazines [Michigan Live]File folder [Werking v. Werking, W.D. Mich, Case No. 1:19-cv-00276-PLM]

Elizabeth Dye lives in Baltimore, where she writes on law and politics.

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