A New York judge has ruled that a 30-year-old son still living at his parents' home must vacate the premises after numerous attempts to get him to leave.
Mark and Christina Rotondo had been trying for months to evict their son Michael, who did not pay rent or contribute to the household. At Tuesday's hearing, New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood sided with the parents.
Michael was not happy.
"I am just so outraged," he said outside court. He complained he had been harassed by conservative groups for being a "liberal millennial."
Acting as his own attorney, Michael said he was never expected to contribute to expenses or to help with chores at his parents' home, where he has lived for the past eight years.
The couple gave Michael five written notices to get out, they said. The notes were included in their court action.
In one written on Feb. 2, the parents wrote: "Michael, after a discussion with your mother, we have decided that you must leave this house immediately. You have 14 days to vacate. You will not be allowed to return. We will take whatever actions are necessary to enforce this decision. Mark and Christina Rotondo."
On Feb. 18, the parents offered Michael $1,100 to find a new place. They also offered to help him find somewhere to live, and told him he needed to find a job, saying, "There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you."
The parents had no comment as they left court. Their son had argued with the judge and at one point approached the bench without permission. Michael says he plans to appeal.