Apple sued for causing a man's porn addiction (yes, really.)

In 1999, a comedy starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott (among others) called American Pie was released. It’s a quaint and quirky coming of age tale, documenting the rights of passage that four teenage friends were faced with when finishing high school and going to college. There’s that and the main character having sex with an apple pie.

Now a different kind of Apple is being linked with being more than pie curious (seriously folks, it’s a term, just don’t search for it in work). 36 year old lawyer Chris Sevier from Nashville is suing Apple for, get this, making him addicted to porn which ultimately led to the breakdown of his marriage.

Due to a lack of a porn filter on the browser, Sevier became more entranced with “younger, more beautiful girls featured in porn videos,“ claiming he started to find them “more attractive that his wife, who was no longer 21.” The legal paperwork adds:

The plaintiff is a victim of Apple's product that was sold to him without any warning of the damage the pornography causes.

Hmm, we don’t recall buying a new PC from PC World or Best Buy and the sales assistant saying “now remember, porn’s out there and it can be bad, so just be careful, okay?

And what started Sevier’s journey? A rather embarrassing typo entering F**kbook instead of Facebook into Safari. Not wanting to ruin the mood, but the U and A keys are nowhere near each other on a keyboard!

Personally we don’t think this story is going to have a happy ending.

Source: NY Daily News | Image courtesy of Universal

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In this case its not Apple I am concerned about. What I am concern is what lawyer he found to even do this case, and why he didn't advise his client against being totally stupid. Knowing his client can't afford to even pay and knowing they are going to lose.

I mean the smartphone is a computing device and like a PC it can access the internet. We all know there is porn online. But, how do you argue; that Apple should have warned me about it, in court? I mean...seriously?

The guy is an idiot. Apple didn't force him to watch p0rn or search for it. They also didn't break his marriage, as he did it, not apple. The guy should be counter-sued for false accusations. He should also be labelled a p0rn idiot and his pc/devices, which allow him to do that stuff, be removed, and banned from owning such devices for a few years.

jren207 said,
I don't know about this story having a happy ending, but it will definitely be a "messy" one...

Add Seinfeld's bass-slapping theme to the background of your comment and you got yourself a gig!

Only in America this kind of absolute nonsense even find it's way onto an official piece of paper..

The USA.. Land of the free and the lawyers

Spicoli said,
Unlikely any lawyer would file such a case. The guy just filled out the paperwork himself. It's easy to do.

He is himself a lawyer.
But he still proves the old saying:
"A man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client".

We don't know the whole story. It may as well be that he is joking around. With this suit he send the message to his wife that she was not young and sexy any more and that's the reason of the divorce.

Why does this seem like one of those lawsuits that is so stupid you'd think it would be thrown right out of court, but in reality, somehow make it to a higher court?.....

That's only things like suing McDonalds because you got fat. There's activist groups with tons of money behind those. This is one guy with psychological issues. Go sit in your local civil court sometime and see the crazy stuff that comes in the door.

What a baffoon. He's an adult FFS, he shouldn't need the porn filter. He destroyed his own marrige. I can understand the occasional typos but come on, suing apple over this. I hope Apple wins.

illage3 said,
What a baffoon. He's an adult FFS, he shouldn't need the porn filter. He destroyed his own marrige. I can understand the occasional typos but come on, suing apple over this. I hope Apple wins.

I also hope apple wins. This guy is a fool. He destroyed his own marriage, apple didn't force him to watch p0rn.

Unfortunately we live in a world where if you want a corporation to do what makes perfect sense, it takes a court to order them to do it.

His actual goal is to have the default browser setting to be safe mode. The rest is all glitter to draw attention to the suit.

It reminds me of the bloke who sued Colt for the gun he used to shoot himself because the gun worked, Totally on a different planet to the one I live on.

Fun Fact: Males over the age of 12 make up a little under 40% of New York Citys population. With an average of one teaspoon of semen per ejaculated per day, New York City pumps out 4300 gallons of semen each and every single day. That's enough semen to fill up two and a half Olympic-sized swimming pools each year.

I wonder if I can sue Keenex or KY for not putting masturbation addition warning labels on their tissue/lube packaging ?