(ETH) – A judge has ordered a western Michigan couple to pay $30,441 to their son for getting rid of his pornography collection. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney’s decision this week came eight months after David Werking, 43, won a lawsuit against his parents.

According to NBCDFW, He said they had no right to throw out his collection of films, magazines, and other items. Werking had lived at their Grand Haven home for 10 months after a divorce before moving to Muncie, Indiana. The judge followed the value set by an expert, MLive.com reported.

Werking’s parents also must pay $14,500 to their son’s attorney. After moving to Indiana, Werking learned that his possessions were missing. The Guardian reported that Werking said they had no right to throw out his collection of films, magazines, and other items, which he said then was worth $29,000 (£21,500).



In his ruling this week the judge followed a value set by an expert, MLive.com reported. Werking’s parents were also ordered to pay $14,500 (£10,500) to their son’s attorney. Werking lived at his parents’ Grand Haven home for 10 months after a divorce, before moving to Muncie, Indiana.

After moving, he learned that his boxes of films and magazines were missing. Werking’s father wrote in an email: “Frankly, David, I did you a big favor getting rid of all this stuff.” In his ruling in December last year, Judge Maloney said: “There is no question that the destroyed property was David’s property. Defendants repeatedly admitted that they destroyed the property.”

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