Russian Man Sues Apple Over GayCoin Scam


October 6, 2019 12:54 am

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A Russian citizen has filed a lawsuit against Apple mentioning that a cryptocurrency application has caused him to turn gay. According to the reports from the Telegraph, the man tried purchasing some Bitcoin but he ended up receiving some GayCoin including a note that says “Don’t judge until you try.”

The complaint wrote:

“I thought, in truth, how can I judge something without trying? I decided to try same-sex relationships. Now I have a boyfriend and I do not know how to explain this to my parents.”

The case was filed on September 20 and it claims that Apple encouraged him “towards homosexuality through manipulation” by allowing him to receive GayCoin. The person is demanding one million rubles ($15,000) for his complaint. According to him, this incident has caused him moral and mental harm and he will never become normal again.

However, homosexuality was considered illegal in Russia in 1993, anti-gay prejudice is widespread in the country. In 2013, Russia passed regulations making it illegal to promote non-traditional lifestyles to minors, completely banning LGBT activism. The LGBT networking sites have been blocked by the Russian courts, and homophobic vigilantes have targeted the LGBT community in Russia. LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva was murdered after her name was listed on an anti-gay website.

The complainant’s lawyer, Sapizhat Gusnieva, said that Apple “has a responsibility for their programs.”

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