“How can I judge something without trying it?”
A Russian man is seeking over $15,000 in damages from Apple after claiming that the popular mobile device ‘“manipulatively” turned him gay, according to The Moscow Times and Russian radio station Govorit Moskva.
The plaintiff, identified as D. Razumilov, said he received 69 Gaycoins from an anonymous sender this summer on a cryptocurrency app he downloaded to his iPhone back in 2017.
“Don’t judge without trying,” read an English-language message that accompanied the cryptocurrency transfer. And that, it seems, was enough to encourage him to become “mired” in same-sex relationships.
His complaint was published by Govorit Moskva on Wednesday, in which he accused Apple of “manipulatively pushing [him] toward homosexuality” with the help of their device.
“I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying it? And decided to try same-sex relationships.
“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.”
Razumilov is now seeking 1 million ruble (around $15,300) in compensation from Apple due to the “moral suffering and harm to mental health” he allegedly experienced.
Moscow’s Presnensky District Court have registered the lawsuit, with a hearing scheduled for 17 October.