The 30-year-old man who is being evicted from his parents home continued his press tour on Wednesday, speaking with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin about why he’s fighting to stay in his childhood home and how he doesn’t like being called a millennial.
Mark and Christina Rotondo took their deadbeat son to court on Tuesday, saying he refused to move out of their Camillus, New York home despite five written notices over the past three months.
Michael Rotondo has lived at the home rent-free for the past eight years. His parents asked him to move out in February when he refused to get a job.
In court, Michael argued that he was entitled to six months notice, but the judge said that was ‘outrageous’ and ordered him out of the home.
Michael Rotondo (right), the 30-year-old who is being evicted from his parents’ house, told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin (left) on Wednesday that he doesn’t like being described as a millennial
Since then, Michael has spoken with several outlets, including DailyMail.com, to complain about his parents and the situation.
Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, Michael said he didn’t like being called a millennial in the media.
‘I would say I’m really not a member of that demographic that they’re speaking to, of that group. I’m a very conservative person, the millennials that they’re speaking to are very liberal in their idealogy,’ he said.
Above is the Camillus, New York home where Rotondo has lived with his parents rent-free for the past eight years
Christina and Mark Rotondo (pictured in court on Tuesday) say they’ve given their son five written notices over the past three months to move out
When Baldwin said that the term is meant to describe a generation, which he belongs to due to his age, Michael fought back again.
‘But when people speak to the millennial and their generation’s nature – the millennial they speak to has more liberal leanings in my opinion,’ he said.
The nearly eight-minute interview was rambling, and Michael at times struggled to find the right words to say when confronted with Baldwin’s questions.
When asked why he didn’t just try and find his own place when his parents asked him to move out, Michael said he does want to leave but doesn’t have the means to move out yet.
‘It’s very tense, it’s very awkward, we have to share a space..I prefer to get out,’ he said.
In their first written notice to their son on February 2, the Rotondos gave Michael 14 days to move out. His first action, instead of looking for a place to live, was to call the police and ask them if his parents really could kick him out of the house with such short notice.
Michael smirked as he appeared in court on Tuesday. The judge ultimately cided with his parents
At this point, Baldwin interjects, asking why Michael didn’t just move out if he didn’t want to live with his parents anymore anyway.
‘I don’t have the means to do that tomorrow,’ Michael explained.
Baldwin went on to ask if Michael had a job, and he said he didn’t and got cagey when she followed up and asked if he was looking for one. In previous interviews, he has claimed to have a business but has not revealed what that business entails.
‘I have, um, I have plans to be able to provide myself with the income I need to support myself, but it’s not something that’s going to come together tomorrow. So I’m trying to do what’s best for me and I do want to leave. I want to leave as soon as possible. But It’s not going to be tomorrow. I don’t think it should have to be too,’ he said.
No decision was made in court on Tuesday about when Michael should move out of the house. The judge asked his parents to submit an eviction order, which he would sign. Michael says he’s told his parents’ lawyer that if they give him three months, he will stop fighting them in court.
At the end of the interview, Baldwin asked if he wants to repair his relationship with his parents.
‘No. No, I don’t,’ he said.
He went on to explain that his parents asked him to get a job and health insurance shortly after he lost custody of his son, and that at the time, he wanted to focus on the appeals process. When they gave him an ultimatum, saying he had to get a job or move out, Michael said he was ‘done with them’.