iPhone User Sues Apple Claiming Device Turned Him Gay

A Russian man is suing Apple for 1 million rubles ($15,480) in damages claiming his iPhone drove him to homosexuality.

The plaintiff, identified only as D. Razumilov, alleges that he became “mired in same-sex relationships” after receiving 69 GayCoins on a cryptocurrency payment app he downloaded onto his iPhone in 2017, the Moscow Times reports.

The unknown sender was said to have included an English-language message that Razumilov interpreted as “don’t judge without trying.”

“I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying it? And decided to try same-sex relationships,” Razumilov wrote in a complaint published by Govorit Moskva on Wednesday.

“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,” he says in his suit. “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 accused Apple of “manipulatively pushing me toward homosexuality,” which caused him “moral suffering and harm to mental health.”

Moscow’s Presnensky District Court accepted the lawsuit on Wednesday and has scheduled an interview for Oct. 17.


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