Some people go to therapy to try and erase the indelible emotional scars of their childhoods. Others -- as in the case of Bernard Anderson Bey, a homeless man living in the Bronx -- go to court. Bey is reportedly suing his parents in a $200,000 lawsuit to compensate him for his homelessness and unemployment -- two things he attributes to a "lack of affection throughout his childhood."
Who says you can't put a price on love? It'll cost you $200k and some pizza:
Bey has demanded his mother and stepfather mortgage their home and give him the money so he can buy a Dominos Pizza franchise that will employ him and his five siblings.
Bey states in his lawsuit that his stepfather, Bernard Manley, often beat him and called him abusive names throughout his childhood, as well as his mother, Vickie Anderson, not showing him affection.
He said he also witnessed his stepfather taking drugs, the NY Post reported.
Bey said: "Our whole family is really poor and my father doesn't care about the situation.
"I feel unloved and abandoned."
He also said Manley told him he was not entitled to anything.
“Defendant Bernard Manley informed the plaintiff he was entitled to nothing, which is true,” Bey wrote in the suit.
“I am not entitled to receive anything from an asset he owns. I only thought he might find pleasure in seeing his children become successful.'
Bey's mother also dismissed the lawsuit, saying: "He's 32 years old. That speaks for himself. Welcome to America.
"Everyone in America has the same opportunity. Don't blame the parents at this point. The choice is yours. You're an adult."