A Russian man is suing Apple for more than $15,000 because an app he downloaded to his iPhone ‘manipulatively’ coerced him into being gay, according to the Moscow Times.
The man, identified in the lawsuit as D. Razumilov, claims in his lawsuit that he became “mired in same-sex relationships” after someone sent him 69 GayCoins (a form of cryptocurrency) via an app he downloaded to his iPhone in 2017.
No, it wasn’t Grindr. And it wasn’t Scruff, either. Whatever those are…
Included with the cryptocurrency, which would be worth about $1.40, was a message which Razumilov says read, “Don’t judge without trying.”
“I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying?” wrote in his complaint. So, Razmuliov says he “decided to try same-sex relationships.”
Next thing you know, the Russian says he is hooked on the gay.
“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,” reads Razumiolov’s complaint. “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,” he adds.
The lawsuit, registered in Moscow’s Presnensky District Court last Wednesday, blames Apple for “manipulatively pushing me toward homosexuality.”
The result of his same-sex relationship is “moral suffering and harm to mental health” for which he is asking 1 million rubles (approximately $15,331 with today’s exchange rate).
Razumilov is scheduled to appear in court on October 17.