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Russian Man Drops Lawsuit Against Apple for 'Turning Him Gay'

Russian Man Drops Lawsuit Against Apple for 'Turning Him Gay'

Russian Man Drops Lawsuit Against Apple for 'Turning Him Gay'

Probably the right choice.


The Russian man who thought it made sense to sue Apple over a claim that his iPhone turned him gay has dropped his lawsuit.

D.E. Razumilov was originally suing Apple for one million rubles after he mistakenly received a cryptocurrency called GayCoin rather than the BitCoin he says he ordered through an iPhone app. Alongside it came a message: “Don’t judge until you try.”

“I thought, in truth, how can I judge something without trying? I decided to try same-sex relationships,” he said in the lawsuit. “Now I have a boyfriend and I do not know how to explain this to my parents…my life has been changed for the worse and will never become normal again.”

But according to his lawyer, Sapizhat Gusnieva, Razumilov is dropping the lawsuit after the initial court date due to “haters” finding his contact information and “Apple supporters” writing to him.

“Today we abandoned the legal demands,” Gusnieva said, adding that Razumilov “no longer wants to continue with the case.”

The idea behind the lawsuit was that Apple was responsible for anything that happened in regards to apps sold in its store, and therefore would be responsible for a text from this particular app “coercing” Razumilov to take a walk on the gay side.

“Apple pushed me towards homosexuality through manipulation. The changes have caused me moral and mental harm,” he said.

Russia is well known for its homophobia, including a 2013 law banning the “promotion of non-traditional lifestyles to minors,” more commonly known as the “gay propaganda” law.

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