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40-year-old man sues parents after they trashed his nearly $30K porn collection. But his dad had a heartfelt reason for doing it.

Quite a stash

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A Grand Haven, Michigan, man is suing his mother and father for throwing away his prized pornography collection valued at approximately $29,000.

What are the details?

In his lawsuit, 40-year-old "Charlie" said that the collection was no ordinary collection.

His parents, however, have responded to the suit and said that they threw away the collection for a very good reason.

Charlie moved back to his parents' home in Grand Haven in 2016 after a divorce. His parents didn't make him pay rent — he did chores to chip in at the household instead.

Charlie was asked to leave the residence just 10 months later after police visited the house for what Fox News referred to as a "domestic situation." In 2017, his parents purportedly delivered some of his personal effects to his new residence. According to Charlie, 14 boxes full of pornography and sex toys were absent from his inventory of personal belongings.

When asked about the boxes, Charlie's said they'd disposed of the lurid collection. Angered, Charlie phoned the sheriff's department and said that his parents destroyed the collection worth approximately $29,000. The prosecutor's office, however, declined to press charges in the matter.

According to WXMI-TV, Charlie sent his father an email about the matter. Charlie wrote, "If you had a problem with my belongings, you should have stated that at the time and I would have gone elsewhere. Instead, you choose to keep quiet and behave vindictively."

Charlie's father responded in a kind manner.

"Believe it or not, 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," his father wrote. "Someday, I hope you will understand."

"I did you a big favor by getting rid of all this stuff," Charlie's father added.

In April, Charlie filed a suit against his parents, seeking nearly $87,000 in damages.

Anything else?

Fox News reported that Charlie's problem goes decades.

Fox's David Aaro wrote, "According to his father, Charlie's addiction turned into a small porn business during his high school and college days."

"He was reportedly kicked out of high school and college for selling pornography to other students," Aaro wrote. "His son was warned that if he ever found porn in his house again, he would destroy it."

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