Bernard Bey, 32, wants a judge to compel his parents to pay him $200,000 or invest the funds into a business in his behalf. Bey, who is currently living in a Brooklyn homeless shelter, cites the relationship with his parents has not been a beneficial one and they are responsible for his plight.
In lengthy court filings, Bey described his parents as “indifferent” to his problems; therefore, they should pay him. To resolve the sense of abandonment, Bey suggests his family mortgage their small share of a brownstone and leverage the funds into a couple of Domino’s Pizza franchises for him. The act would help Bey afford a different lifestyle and aid in repairing the emotional turmoil existing between them.
Family members have provided some financial assistance in the past but indicate Bey ungratefully whines for more. Now they’ve written him off, refusing to even allow him in their home.
Bey’s lawsuit lays entire blame on his family for his misfortune. He alleges his parents were both physically and emotionally abusive. Their actions have caused deep psychological wounds that have contributed to his underprivileged life. It is their responsibility to provide Bey with financial security.
Bey’s family wants little to do with him. Family members have dismissed Bey as a man with psychological issues. His mother, 51-year-old Vickie Anderson, has a different suggestion on how her eldest of five can resolve his impoverished situation. She told the New York Daily News:
“I say go get a job. He’s never had a job a day in his life. He’s looking for money so he doesn’t care who he has to step on.”
Anderson was quoted in the New York Post saying:
“I live in the projects. You want to sue me? What’s next, you coming to shoot up my door? He’s 32 years old. That speaks for itself. Welcome to America. Everyone in America has the same opportunity. Don’t blame the parents at this point. The choice is yours. You’re an adult.”
Do you think Bey has a valid sue-worthy claim?