Son who sued his parents for trashing his porn collection worth $29,000 wins lawsuit and can seek compensation

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Son who sued his parents for trashing his porn collection worth $29,000 wins lawsuit and can seek compensation
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  • A man who sued his parents for getting rid of his collection of pornography and sex toys has won and can seek compensation.
  • In 2017, he asked them to send him his belongings and noticed that his collection of porn films, magazines and sex toys worth an estimated $29,000 were missing, the Associated Press reported.
  • However, US District Judge Paul Maloney ruled that Werking's parents had no right to throw out his porn stash on December 10.
  • Both parties from the Werking family now have until February 16, 2021 to file a written submission of the amount of money owed.

A man who sued his parents for getting rid of his collection of pornography and sex toys has won and can seek compensation.

David Werking, 42, lived with his parents, Beth and Paul, in Grand Haven, Michigan for ten months in 2016 after his divorce before being asked to leave "at the request of local law enforcement" and moving to Muncie, Indiana, according to The Mercury News.

In 2017, he asked them to send him his belongings and noticed that his collection of porn films, magazines, and sex toys worth an estimated $29,000 were missing, the Associated Press reported.

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In an email, Werking's father told him: "Frankly, David, I did you a big favor getting rid of all this stuff," LadBible added.

His parents also described some items within the collection as the "worst of the worst" and kept them in a safety deposit box because they feared they might be illegal, according to court papers filed this week, reported the New York Post.

The couple also specified that he wouldn't be allowed to return if he brought his pornography, which they would destroy if he did, and added that they had a right to act as his landlords, AP added.

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However, US District Judge Paul Maloney ruled that Werking's parents had no right to throw out his porn stash on December 10.

According to LadBible, he wrote: "In this case, there is no question that the destroyed property was David's property. Defendants repeatedly admitted that they destroyed the property, and they do not dispute that they destroyed the property.

"Therefore, the Court finds that there is no genuine dispute of material fact on David's statutory conversion claim."

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David Werking's lawyer, Miles Greengard said: "We have asked the Court for treble damages, which we believe are warranted given the wanton destruction of the property. This was a collection of often irreplaceable items and property," the New York Post reported.

Both parties from the Werking family now have until February 16, 2021, to file a written submission of the amount of money owed.

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