An 18-year-old New Zealand student, identified only as "Michael", has gotten in trouble after launching an auction on the Web site Trade Me. The auction was labelled as being for "five naked photos of my Mum".
The pair had had a fight after Michael had been told to clear out the garage and sell unwanted family items on the Web site. The mother, Jennifer, has spoken to press and asked that the family's surname not be published.
She said: "He was quite naughty... I thought 'you cheeky little git'." Together, they put up a second auction of the photographs when the initial one was taken down. She said she was annoyed the second one was removed.