"I don't see why the judge wants to throw people out on the street", he told USA media. "I mean, that creates all kind of problems in the era of Airbnb".
The story went viral after Syracuse.com first reported on it last week; its article features a series of letters the Rotondos gave their son, starting with one on February 2 of this year giving him 14 days to move out. Those notes followed discussions that began last October. It's one thing to live rent-free. "You need to be independent".
The Rotondo's previously sent Michael five notices this year asking him to leave.
The dailymail in its research told of discovering Rotondo at one point having work at a Best Buy, and that he is in the process of suing the company for discrimination.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.
Rotondo's parents, Christina and Mark Rotonda, took the unusual step of turning to the court after their son ignored repeated requests to move out. Rotondo is calling his parent's effort "retaliatory". He cited Kosa vs. Legg as precedent, which states "that there is Common law requirement of six-month notice to quit before tenant may be removed through ejectment action".
After that failed, the Rotondos tried paying their son to leave.
ButNew York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood disagreed.
But Mr Rotondo, who legally represented himself, said it was the eviction notice that was outrageous.
In interviews with the media, Rotondo has said the rift with his parents, who cut off his cellphone and refused to give him food, is rooted in an ongoing dispute over his young son.
Rotondo called the judge's eviction order "outrageous".
In a real-life case of "Failure to Launch", an upstate NY judge Tuesday ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents' house after they went to court to have him ejected.
"Honestly, I'm not sure exactly how it ended".
A letter dated February 2 said: "You have 14 days to vacate".
"So I'm expecting something like that".
They begged him to start making money.
Despite the outcome, Rotondo said his fight isn't over yet. When asked outside the courtroom, he replied, "My business is my business".
Michael said he lives in a bedroom near his mom's master bedroom, while his dad stays in the basement.
Michael, who turns 31 in July, doesn't work and drives around a beat up Volkswagen Passat. "It's little to no cost to them, and considering how much they've harassed me, I think it's the least that they should be required to do, which is just let me hang here a bit longer and use their hot water and electricity".
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