A man in Russia has launched a lawsuit against Apple after he alleged that his phone turned him gay.
D Razumilov wants 1 million rubles (£16,500) after he was given 69 GayCoins of cryptocurrency instead of Bitcoin he had been expecting.
The money came with the message, in English, ‘don’t judge without trying’. He did what he was told, tried it, and is now in a relationship.
He wrote in court papers: ‘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.