A Tennessee man is suing Apple, claiming the tech giant is at fault for selling devices that grant him unrestricted access to porn on the internet.
In a 50 page complaint, filed mid-June, former attorney Chris Sevier holds that since Apple is "concerned with the welfare of our Nation's children, while furthering pro-American values" it should "sell all its devices in 'safe mode,' with software preset to filter out pornographic content."
Per the complaint, Sevier's problem began after he tried to visit "Facebook.com," but -- accidentally, he says -- typed "F**kbook.com," an adult site that "appealed to his biological sensibilities as a male and led to an unwanted addiction with adverse consequences."
From there, judging by the suit, things spiraled way out of control.
The complaint alleges "Apple is hijacking great sex" by allowing customers to view pornography online, as well as being complicit in "the development of sex trafficking ... child prostitution," and many other societal ills.
Later, in a section highlighted by Above the Law, Sevier accuses Apple of enabling "unfair competition" between porn actresses and his wife:
UNFAIR COMPETITION AND INTERFERENCE OF THE MARITAL CONTRACT: The Plaintiff became totally out of synch in his romantic relationship with his wife, which was a consequence of his use of his Apple product. The Plaintiff began desiring, younger more beautiful girls featured in porn videos than his wife, who was no longer 21 ... The Plaintiff could no longer tell the difference between internet pornography and tangible intercourse due to the content he accessed through the Apple products.
Sevier also argues that Apple has hurt "brick and mortar or 'mom and pop' porn shops" that have suffered as a result of the ubiquity of free online pornography. According to Circa, Apple has yet to respond to the filing.
Sevier's license to practice law was placed on "disability inactive status" in December of 2011.
(Hat tip: circa)