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Moscow man suing Apple because his iPhone turned him gay
Postmedia News
Published:
October 3, 2019
Updated:
October 3, 2019 12:08 PM EDT
Apple iPhone 11's are pictured inside of the Apple Store on Fifth Ave in the Manhattan borough of New York, September 20, 2019. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)
A Moscow man is convinced his iPhone has turned him gay.
As a result, the man, identified only as D. Razumilov in court papers, is suing Apple for 1 million rubles ($20,400) because his smartphone app delivered him 69 GayCoins, not the Bitcoin cryptocurrency he expected, along with a message in English that said “don’t judge without trying.”
Razumilov apparently agreed with that statement and started having gay sex, only to discover his life has “changed for the worse,” according to a report in the Moscow Times.
“I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying it? And decided to try same-sex relationships,” he wrote, according to court papers. “I can say after the passage of two months that I’m mired in intimacy with a member of my own sex and can’t get out. I have a steady boyfriend and I don’t know how to explain it to my parents.
“After receiving the aforementioned message, my life has changed for the worse and will never be normal again.”
In his lawsuit, which has not been proven in court, Razumilov alleges that Apple has been “manipulatively pushing me toward homosexuality” after he downloaded the cryptocurrency app, which sent him the GayCoins, in 2017. He is suing due to “moral suffering and harm to mental health.”
Razumilov’s lawyer, Sapizhat Gusnieva, said her client believes Apple “has a responsibility for their programs” even though the app was created by a third party. She said the case is “serious” and her client is “scared.”
Razumilov’s court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 17 in Moscow.
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