A US man is suing his parents after they destroyed his massive pornography collection, which he claims was worth $29,000 (£22,139).
His parents admit dumping the 12 boxes of films and magazines, which included titles such as Frisky Business and Big Bad Grannys.
The 40 year-old from Indiana moved into their home in Grand Haven, Michigan, in October 2016 after a divorce.
In court papers, he said when he moved out 10 months later they delivered his things to his new home in Indiana, but that his pornography collection was nowhere to be seen.
The unnamed man’s case includes emails between him and his father, in which he 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.”
His father responded: “Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional heath.
“I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand… I did you a big favour by getting rid of all this stuff.”
His son, who is seeking triple financial damages of roughly $87,000 (£66,237), initially filed a complaint with local police, but the Ottawa County prosecutor decided not to press charges.
The man allegedly sent one officer 44 emails detailing movies that he said were destroyed, listing many as valuable out-of-print films, but the prosecutor again decided not to press charges.
His parents wrote: “We counted twelve moving boxes full of pornography plus two boxes of sex toys as you call them. We began that day the process of destroying them and it took quite a while to do so.”
The man’s father added: “I also warned you at that time if I ever found pornography in my house again, I would destroy it.”
The identities of the trio have not been released as it is a civil case without any criminal charges.