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Russian Man Files Lawsuit Against Apple For 'Turning Him Gay'

Russian Man Files Lawsuit Against Apple For 'Turning Him Gay'

A man in Russia has filed a lawsuit against Apple for 'moral harm' after he claims an iPhone app 'turned him gay'.

The man filed his claim in a Moscow court, where he is asking for one million rubles (£12,400), according to the complaint seen by AFP and reported in the Moscow Times.

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He claims he was sent a cryptocurrency called GayCoin via an app, instead of Bitcoin, which he had ordered.

The man claims an app 'turned him gay'. Credit: PA
The man claims an app 'turned him gay'. Credit: PA

Sapizhat Gusnieva, a lawyer acting for the unnamed man, told AFP the lawsuit was 'serious' and said the man was 'scared, he suffered'.

According to the claim the GayCoin arrived with a note which read: "Don't judge until you try." So, the man decided to do just that... and, despite the fact that you can't 'turn' someone gay, he says he is now in a relationship with a man.

In the suit, the complainant wrote: "I thought, in truth, how can I judge something without trying? I decided to try same-sex relationships.

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"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."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The complainant went on: "Apple pushed me towards homosexuality through manipulation. The changes have caused me moral and mental harm."

Despite the 'GayCoin' being exchanged through a third-party application, Gusnieva says Apple has a 'responsibly for their programmes'.

The man filed the suit on 20 September with a court is set to hear the case on 17 October.

When approached by AFP Apple didn't provide a comment on the case.

Homophobia is still widespread in Russia and attacks on the LGBT community are, sadly, pretty common.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: World News, Technology

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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