NY judge orders son to vacate house after parents' lawsuit


To be fair, Rotondo is having a hard week.

Michael, who turns 31 in July, doesn't work and drives around a beat up Volkswagen Passat.

A letter in a more harsh tone was sent over a week later, telling Michael he will be evicted from the home effective immediately.

Flustered, Rotondo explained how he had no option but to refuse as he was "committed" to 'getting' his son back. But he argued that as a family member, he's entitled to six months more time.

Rotondo replied that he found the case in minutes on the internet.

Nothing was too small to attract Rotondo's attention: a notice incorrectly listed the room for today's appearance.

"As [Michael]'s parents sat quietly in the court gallery, [Michael] appeared to crave the spotlight".

Presiding judge Justice Donald Greenwood urged the defendant to resolve the matter directly with his parents, sat just behind him in the court gallery, but he declined. Rotondo noted that microphones placed by the media were on the lawyer's podium. Another message urged him to either fix his vehicle, a Volkswagen Passat, or take it down off of the "ramps" that it was on at the Rotondos' house.

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He then called out for television camera crews to meet him outside the courthouse.

Rotondo's parents went so far as to even offer to pay for their 30 year old son's health insurance, with Rotondo explaining that he couldn't take that money because it would compromise getting the "poor person" status.

In February, Mark and Christina Rotondo sent the first of five letters evicting their son from the house. In his early twenties, he lived in his own apartment for a period of a year before moving back in with his parents. They don't provide laundry or food.

He said his troubles with his parents are connected to him losing custody of his son late a year ago.

Exasperated, the judge at one point mentioned Airbnb in pointing out how easy it was to find a place to stay on short notice.

In the third notice dated February 18, the Rotondos even offered their unemployed son a sum of $1,100 to vacate the house along with advice about finding a job.

Though he claimed to have his own business, when asked what that business was by reporters.

Judge Greenwood asked the attorney for the parents, Anthony Adorante, to put together an eviction order the judge would sign.