Man Sues Apple For 'Turning Him Gay'
A Russian man has reportedly filed a complaint against Apple claiming the tech giant turned him gay.
The man, named by The Moscow Times as D.E. Razumilov, decided to "try some same sex relationships" after receiving 67 GayCoins on a cryptocurrency payment app he downloaded onto his iPhone in 2017.
The units of GayCoin, an osbcure cryptocurrency, came from an unknown person with a message written in English that said, "Don't judge without trying".
"I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying it?" Razumilov wrote in a complaint, published by a Russian radio station.
After two months, he now appears to be in a relationship, but claims "he can't get out".
“I have a steady boyfriend and I don’t know how to explain it to my parents," the complaint says.
"After receiving the aforementioned message, my life has changed for the worse and will never be normal again.”
Razumilov has now filed a complaint, accusing Apple of "manipulatively pushing [him] toward homosexuality", which caused "moral suffering" and was harmful to his mental health.
He is seeking one million rubles (just under A$23,000) in damages from the tech giant.
Moscow’s Presnensky District Court registered the complaint on September 20 and has scheduled an interview with Razumilov on October 17.