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iBlame Apple for porn addiction

In a society which was once adept at keeping extremes at a distance, criminal lawsuits and x-rated pornography have found themselves at loggerheads in an American court.

Chucking in a nutty Yank for good measure, a lawyer/amateur model - again, taking extremes to the, extreme - is suing Apple, for failing to protect him from the perils of porn.

After accidentally searching "F***back" online, we've all been there my friend, Chris Sevier is putting his bad spelling down to negligence on the part of the tech giant, claiming the subsequent images on show has "poisoned his life."

In a report filed to authorities, Sevier says the images "appealed to his biological sensibilities as a male and lead to an unwanted addition."

The 50-page complaint was sent to federal court, with Sevier believing Apple should protect users from such outrageous content by installing porn-filters on every product it sells.

An army veteran, the 36-year-old, despite bizarrely claiming to be 26, is seeking damages from the Cupertino firm as a result.

"The Plaintiff is a victim of Apple's product that was sold to him without any warning of the damage the pornography causes," the suit states.

"In using safari, the Plaintiff accidentally misspelled "facebook.com" which lead him to "f***book.com" and a host of web sites that caused him to see pornographic images that appealed to his biological sensibilities as a male and lead to an unwanted addiction with adverse consequences.

"But for the Plaintiff's use of the Apple product, the quality of the Plaintiff's life would have been much better and injury would have been avoided."

"Unfair competition"

While most males would argue the quality of Sevier's life ironically should have improved now he has found the pornographic light so to speak, the American claims the mistake ruined his life.

He argues the images led to "unfair competition" between the x-rated porn stars and his wife, blaming the Apple product for an "interference of the marital content."

"The Plaintiff became totally out of synch (sic) in his romantic relationship with his wife, which was a consequence of his use of his Apple product," according to Abovethelaw.com.

"The Plaintiff began desiring, younger more beautiful girls featured in porn videos than his wife, who was no longer 21."

While Apple haven't enjoyed the greatest time in the courtroom during the past few weeks after being found guilty of E-Book price fixing, no doubt the tech lawyers will be chomping at the bit with this case.

But following news that Google, the search engine in question, updated its policies to ban adult porn app "Tits & Glass" last month, Sevier's insistence that a ruling against Apple would help traditional 'mom and pop' bricks and mortar porn shops is taking the case even further off the cliff edge.

"Unregulated internet porn is hurting brick and mortar or 'mom and pop' porn shops," Sevier states.

"This is no different than how illegal downloading of musical content and movie content has caused the collapse of traditional record stores and video rental entities, such as block buster (sic)."

Apple has yet to respond to questions from the Daily Mail, with the company no doubt wondering what the hell is going on before issuing a statement, if any.

To call the lawsuit optimistic from Sevier would be an understatement, but living in a society where this culture is growing, should we be surprised? Tell us your thoughts below

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