Bernard Bey, 32, accuses his parents of causing him mental anguish in a self-written suit filed in Brooklyn court this month. He said the anguish led him to feel "unloved and beaten by the world."
In an interview with NBC 4 New York, he said when you have children, you are expected to love them and want the best for them.
Bey alleges that he was abused both physically and emotionally, causing him to run away from home at the age of 12. He was in and out of the system from the time he was 16, including time spent in jail. Now homeless, Bey contends his parents are the source of his troubles.
In hius suit, Bey is asking for $200,000 in damages. His requests include asking his parents to mortgage their home in order to purchase two franchises like Domino’s Pizza. Since he believes parents should want what’s best for their children and grandchildren, he thinks they should have something which they can pass on to the next generations so they are not forced to live the way Bey has.
Bernard Manley, Bey’s stepfather, had some choice and unprintable words to say in response to the suit. Bey’s parents live in public housing and can’t afford to comply with the demands.
Bey has stated that he would drop the lawsuit if his family would agree to sit down at the dinner table and discuss things with him.
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