Homeless New Yorker sues parents for making him feel ‘unloved and beaten by the world’

By Arturo Garcia
Saturday, February 23, 2013 21:47 EDT
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Bernard Bey sues parents for making him feel 'unloved'
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A homeless New York man is suing his parents for $200,000 for allegedly not loving him enough.

“They aren’t supportive, they’re emotionally abusive, verbally abusive,” 32-year-old Bernard Bey told WINS-FM. “We don’t have a family bond that a family should have.”

Bey’s suit calls for his stepfather and mother, Bernard and Vickie Manley, to mortgage their home in Bedford-Stuyvesant in order to open a Domino’s Pizza franchise.

According to WNBC-TV, Bey’s lawsuit, filed on Thursday in Kings County in Brooklyn, accuses his parents of subjecting him to mental anguish and making him feel “unloved and beaten by the world.”

Bey told WNBC he has been in and out of homeless shelters since he was 16 years old, and that the money he is seeking from the suit would be used “to pass down for generations, so we don’t have to live like this.”

The couple said that because their brownstone is public housing, they only had partial ownership of the home. Bernard Manley also denounced his stepson’s allegations to WNBC.

“I think it’s nuts. I think something’s wrong with the guy,” Manley said. “To order the parents to give him money. Really? Grow up.”

Watch WNBC’s report on Bey’s lawsuit against his family, aired Saturday, below.

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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