Chris Sevier, a lawyer from Arizona, USA, whose marriage broke down after he developed an internet porn addiction, blames Apple for his problems and has filed a lawsuit against the company.

In a 50-page lawsuit, Sevier claims that he bought a Macbook in order to create music for his electronic band. While connected to the internet, using Apple's browser Safari, he wanted to visit Facebook.

However, he mistyped the word and was instead directed to F***book. Sevier found himself unexpectedly looking at pornographic images, which 'appealed to his biological sensibilities as a male'.

Unable to resist his natural urges he quickly became addicted to porn sites. The addiction ruined his life. Sevier claims that "he began to prefer the cyber beauties over his wife". Consequently his marriage ended and his wife ran away with their child.

'Depressed and despondent', Sevier was unable to work properly and had to seek counselling.

He decided that Apple was to blame since they should have installed filters on their products as a default to stop him seeing porn. He rather dubiously claims that "before purchasing a Macbook the Plaintiff had never seen pornographic images".

In the complaint document, Sevier states: "Apple products are like the head of the snake for arousal addiction. That is, Apple products are the superseding cause of sexual addiction and dysfunctions, not porn makers themselves."

Sevier likens Apple to a weapons dealer selling a customer a loaded gun, or a cigarette manufacturer who claims that nicotine is not bad for your health. He also claims the company is indirectly supporting criminal activity such as prostitution and sex trafficking through not installing default safe filters on their browser.

His lawsuit against Apple is claiming $75,010 to cover loss of income, medical fees, legal fees and personal damages. Although, he states that he will drop the case if "Apple agrees to sell its devices 'on safe mode' before trial".

To further explain his stance, Sevier helpfully attached a link in his complaint to a music video which is a remix written by his band called 'The Demise of Guys', the lyrics of which relate to 'rewiring, voyeurism products liability, and systemic problems that are the direct result of our collective arrogance to not do something about a problem area'.

It's also a handy plug for his band.

Source:

Chris Sevier v. Apple Inc. (Scribd.com)