| Last updated
Millennials are constantly ridiculed for living with their parents longer than previous generations, but we all know it's not because we're lazy but because the housing market is messed up. Some families organise rent or chores and everyone tries to live peacefully.
However, a 30-year-old man has revealed the extraordinary lengths his parents went to, to kick him out.
Michael Rotondo has made headlines around the world after it was revealed that his mum and dad submitted official eviction notices for him to leave, offered to support him financially and even got the courts involved.
Eventually, the judge ruled in the parents' favour, meaning the 30-year-old needs to leave the New York state property immediately.
But he's gone on CNN, in a painfully awkward interview, where he was asked to explain why he didn't want to leave.
It started off strangely when host Brooke Baldwin asked if Michael wants his own place, to which the 30-year-old said 'no', but then within seconds, he says he doesn't want to live in his parents' place anymore.
What? I can't keep up.
He describes his currently situation as 'tense' and 'awkward' because everyone has the share the space. But when the eviction notices started pouring in, he thought they were more 'attacks' than official requests to GTFO.
He said: "I would consider much of what they were doing to try to get me out as attacks, and what I was just, you know, trying to preserve - well, trying to do what's best for me, which is trying to be a little more reasonable.
"I'll leave - I don't like living here, but I need reasonable time."
To be fair, Baldwin asked why he just doesn't move out tomorrow if he doesn't like living with his mum and dad - which is a pretty stupid thing to say.
If you've ever tried renting somewhere, it takes a lot longer than 24 hours to find a place, do an inspection, speak to the letting agent, get approved, sign some documents, get enough money for a deposit, blah blah blah. It's not that simple.
Michael was given 14 days to vacate under his parent's first request, which was then extended to 30 days. Mark and Christina even offered him $1,100 to leave as well as help him find a new place, but these are the things that Michael dubbed 'attacks'.
During the court proceedings, the 30-year-old said he needed six months to get everything in order, which the judge called 'outrageous'.
In the CNN interview, the Michael explained that he doesn't have a job and therefore has zero ability to support himself. He said that he is going to ask the courts for three months and he'll hopefully have his shit together by then.
At the end of the chat, Baldwin said: "So that was one of the more surreal interviews we've taken part of here in the last little while."
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read