A homeless Brooklyn man is suing his parents for not loving him enough.
Bernard Bey, 32, has filed a $200,000 self-written lawsuit against his parents earlier this month, according to HLN affiliate NBC 4 in New York.
Bey, an aspiring rapper who has spent time in jail, said he has been homeless and jobless for quite some time. He blames his hardships on his parents’ neglect. In the lawsuit, Bey accused his parents of causing him “mental anguish for making him feel unloved and beaten by the world,” the station reports.
“If you have kids, you’re expected to love your children,” Bey told NBC 4. “You want the best for your children.”
Claiming that he was physically and emotionally abused as a child, Bey ran away from home when he was 12 and has been in and out of New York shelter systems since he was 16.
Bey, who is currently living in a shelter, suggested that his family mortgage their Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone and use the money to purchase two Domino's Pizza franchises to assist him in affording a more comfortable lifestyle.
Despite her son's request, Vicki Anderson seems unbothered. Anderson, who lives with Bey’s stepfather Bernard Manley in public housing, said that they are not able to hand over large sums of money.
“I say go get a job,” Anderson told the New York Daily News. “He’s never had a job a day in his life.”
Anderson, 51, said that her son is looking for money and does not care who he has to step on to get it.
Bey said that he is willing to drop the lawsuit if his family would simply agree to sit down at the family dinner table with him.
“Let’s work together, and definitely, I’ll drop the suit,” he said.