Fury as dad reveals real reason he borrowed over $8,000 from grown child

A post about parents who used the money their adult child lent them to fix a roof to help their nephew get out of jail after he was arrested for alleged ‘domestic violence’ has gone viral on Reddit, getting more likes. 5,700 upvotes.

Under the username LieThrowRAthe poster wrote, “My parents lied to me about why they needed a loan. I’m furious about it.”

The parents reportedly applied for a loan because the roof of their house needed to be replaced, according to the poster. “I gave my parents $8,350. I don’t know how much his total bail was,” he added. the user said in a later postreferring to the nephew.

In a March 2021 survey by insurance company Prudential, nearly half of Americans (46%) were found to be struggling financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty-one percent borrowed money from family or friends.

The for-profit surety industry in the United States brings insurers $15 billion in revenue annually, according to a March 2021 analysis by Reuters. The bail system, which allows suspects to be released from pretrial custody (after payment), aims to ensure that those accused of crimes appear in court. Bail amounts can range from a few hundred dollars to $100 million or more, according to Reuters.

Data compiled by the Justice Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, shows that “8 out of 10 people would have to pay more than a full year’s salary to hit the average bail amount,” which was of $55,500 in 2006.

A stock image shows an older woman arguing with a younger woman. A post about parents who lied to their adult child about why they lent him money has gone viral on Reddit.
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The Reddit post user accepted the loan because “there was a storm” where the parents live “that caused damage”. Additionally, the parents are “normally financially stable” and had never asked for money before.

But when the user saw that the roofers were not at the parents’ house, the father “admitted that the roof was in good condition” and that they had given the money to the aunt and uncle of the user to get the nephew out of jail.

“I didn’t even know he was arrested and I would never have loaned the money for it,” the original poster said.

The poster read that ‘the charges are domestic violence. Apparently he is [the nephew] did it before and this time there’s CCTV and witnesses so it doesn’t matter that his girlfriend lied about what happened. I mean there is an actual video and my parents, aunt and uncle are helping it.

“My mom said they lied because I wouldn’t give them the loan otherwise. I’m so mad I can’t see straight,” the user wrote.

Several Redditors were supportive of the original poster and criticized the parents for cheating on the kid who lent them the money.

In a comment that received 4,400 upvotes, user Kenderean said: “This is a big betrayal. I’m sorry your parents did this to you. It’s completely understandable that you’re angry at this. It’s not just the lie, but they tricked you into helping someone who is physically abusive. It really sucks.

User Pudding_Hero wrote, “Let’s compromise our son’s morals to help an outlet [piece of s**t] wife beater’. Might as well lie about it in the first place so you can add a touch of betrayal to this bullshit behavior.” The comment got 987 upvotes.

User FirefighterUnusuals wrote: “It’s such a nasty thing to do to their own child,…I mean they [the user’s parents and aunt and uncle] hurt with both [the user and the nephew]. One does an injustice by taking the money for the wrong reason and the other supports his child instead of punishing him for his misdeeds.”

User vista333 agreed, saying, “Yeah, and also just the fact that they cheated on him at all. Part of what causes this is when parents see their children as extensions of themselves instead of individual beings with their own identities and boundaries. That’s very problematic.”

Newsweek contacted the original poster for comment.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for help at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or see his website for more information.

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