Homeless New Yorker Sues Parents for $200,000
Bernard Bey is a homeless man living in New York City. He prefers to go by his rap name, Brooklyn Streets. Seriously. But he’s not just an aspiring record mogul. He also is suing his parents to try to force them to mortgage their 1/8 share of their New York brownstone home in order to raise $200,000 to finance his entry into the lucrative world of Domino’s Pizza franchise ownership.
“I don’t feel like my parents love me, they aren’t supportive, they’re emotionally abusive, verbally abusive,” said the 32-year-old ne’er-do-well. “We don’t have a family bond that a family should.”
This budding entrepreneur thinks he knows best, based on his obvious financial success, how to use his parents’ cash. “Why not start a family business and start securing wealth for ourselves? Anybody that’s logical is not going to sit on an asset and let it deteriorate and live poor when they don’t have to,” said Mr. Streets. “Why would you do that? Why would you live off the state and get public assistance and food stamps? Why would you allow your children to live like that?”
His mommy says he should get a job. But Bey says he hasn’t stopped working since college. Working on what, he declines to say.
The bad news for Bey: he will lose his lawsuit. The good news: if he succeeds, he can begin calling himself Brooklyn Courts.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).