”I have a steady boyfriend and I don’t know how to explain it to my parents.”
A Russian man is seeking more €18,5000 in damages from Apple after claiming the tech giant drove him toward homosexuality, the Govorit Moskva radio station has reported.
The plaintiff known only as D. Razumilov, wants 1 million rubles after he was given 69 GayCoins of cryptocurrency on a payment app he downloaded onto his iPhone in 2017.
He alleges that he became “mired in same-sex relationships” this summer after receiving GayCoins.
The unknown sender was said to have included an English-language message that Razumilov interpreted as “don’t judge without trying.”
In court papers he explained: ”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 has accused Apple of ”manipulatively pushing me toward homosexuality” since sending him the GayCoins in 2017 and was suing because of ‘moral suffering and harm to mental health.’
The app was created by a third party, but he believes Apple has a responsibility for programs they host.
His lawyer Sapizhat Gusnieva said that her client is scared and the case is serious.
It will be heard at a court in Moscow on October 17.