Monday, August 11, 2008
Hey, I understand being pissed off if you loan money to a relative and if they don't pay it back. I mean I can't tell you how many times my mom has yelled at me for all the twenties I have stolen from her purse. It sucks for her and I do feel bad and one of these days I will put a few bucks back in there. Problem is my dad would probably just take it for himself and I wouldn't get any credit.
Richard Dreyfuss is suing his dad and his uncle because they borrowed $870,000 back in 1984 and haven't paid him back. Now, obviously it is more than $20, but I think he should let it go. Do I think it is ok for relatives to sue each other? Yep. The problem that I have with this whole thing is that Dreyfuss is 61 years old. So, giving a huge benefit of the doubt, lets say his dad had him at 20, then his dad is at least 81. Dreyfus' mom died about 8 years ago, so it is just dad living.
So, you are such a heartless guy that you are going after your old, widowed dad for money that you could make in a second if you decided to start acting again? OK, so maybe you are with Richard on this so far. Lets say dad and the equally old uncle need to cough up the money plus interest. Well, Richard doesn't think that is good enough. Nope, he is suing for punitive damages as well. He wants millions and millions of dollars in damages from them. Whether Richard is in the right on the suing, how can you sue your aging father for millions and millions. So, if Richard wins, is he going to enforce the judgment? Is he going to kick dad out of the family home? Is he going to stand on the roof and watch as his dad wheelchairs his way down the street?
What kind of guy would get any satisfaction out of that? The time to do this would have been 20 years ago. The loan was taken out in 1984. I would think by the early 90's you are going to have a pretty good sense if it is going to be paid back or not. Why wait until now? One of your ex-wives hitting you up for more support and so now you have to go kick the old man in the nuts to prove you are a man? Just give it up. You are an ass in all your films, don't be one in real life as well.