Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) spends quite a bit of time in court. Over the past year or so, the company has locked horns with Samsung in courtrooms all over the world (get an update here). While these battles are typically related to trademark and patent issues, this doesn’t mean Cupertino is able to escape other types of lawsuits.
Today, we want to bring you one of the most interesting and silly stories of the year. According to a report by Digital Spy, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is being sued by a lawyer for his porn addiction.
You read that right. This story is about an attorney who thinks he has the right to sue Apple because he is addicted to porn.
Let’s take a look at a brief excerpt from the Digital Spy piece, explaining the situation:
“Chris Sevier claims to have become addicted to x-rated sites after accidentally typing ‘f**kbook’ rather than “facebook’ when using Safari.
He has now filed a complaint against the company at the Tennessee Supreme Court, blaming his addiction on the lack of a porn filter on the browser.
The 36-year-old also holds the technology firm accountable for the breakdown of his marriage, as he began to find the “younger, more beautiful girls featured in porn videos” more attractive “than his wife, who was no longer 21”.
It goes without saying that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is busy enough with other court battles. The company doesn’t need to be bogged down with lawsuits such as these.
If you don’t believe it to be true or simply want to learn more about the lawsuit, you don’t have to look any further than the official complaint that has been filed in the United States Court for the Middle District of Tennessee Nashville Division.
As you make your way through the complaint, try not to laugh. The grammar is poor, the sentence structure is non-existent, and the overall premise appears to be nothing more than a joke.
It is hard to imagine a situation in which anybody would take this seriously. That being said, this is the United States and these types of lawsuits are all too common.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is likely safe in this way. There is no reason to believe right now that Cupertino would be liable for something so silly.
When an update on this story becomes available, we will be sure to share it with you.