Bernard Anderson Bey is a simple man with simple dreams. The homeless New Yorker is suing his parents for denying him love, but is willing to call it even, so long as they buy two Domino's Pizza franchises in his honor.
Bey filed suit demanding that his parents mortgage the 1/8 portion of a house that they own to purchase two pizza restaurants, which will intern help him get back on his feet, and potentially forget about not receiving enough love. He's also asking for a cool $200,000. "I feel unloved and abandoned," he declared to the New York Post.
In accordance with his life plan, Bey believes that if they buy the two pizza joints the entire family will have jobs, and all will be right with the world. "Our whole family is really poor, and my father doesn't care about the situation."
Thankfully, Bey's mother is too smart to fall for his games and has given him an alternative, just in case the whole lawsuit thing doesn't pan out (which it won't)."I say go get a job," said mom, Vickie Manley. "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. I've had a lifetime of him and I'm done. I'm done."
In his suit, self-filed at the Brooklyn Supreme Court, and written up on a laptop at a homeless shelter, the 32-year-old attests that his stepfather, Bernard Manley, beat him, called him names like "bastard" and "motherf---er," plus did drugs in front of him. Despite the abuse, Bey knows that he's not necessarily entitled to anything from his dad, but assumed his father would want him to do well in life. "I only thought he might find pleasure in seeing his children become successful."
Meanwhile, Vicki-- who lives in public housing-- can't even comprehend why her oldest child is acting so crazy. "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."
Aside from his parents, Bey's siblings aren't very supportive of lawsuit either. His sister said he was both "crazy," and a "pathological liar," and doesn't blame her parents for anything. "I'm not on public assistance. My parents were not terrible. They did the best they could. He chose the life he's leading now."
He's currently without a roof over his head, but things aren't all bad. According to his Facebook page, Bey is the CEO of a record label.