Deaf Man Sues Adult Video Website Because of This Hilarious Reason
In the past, we’ve seen certain industries and businesses sued for reasons related to some sort of disability.
It’s not always just that someone was discriminating against a person with a disability, but more so because they didn’t proactively work towards accommodating that individual.
This can become quite a slippery slope when you start suing companies of something that they haven’t done wrong, but instead sue for something that they haven’t done better. At what point would you draw the line?
One man decided to sue the largest adult video website on the internet, P*rnhub for a hilarious reason. He’s suing because they didn’t have closed captions on their videos.
According to Global News,
When a delivery man and a college student are arguing over the price of pizza in a p*rn video, people who are deaf shouldn’t feel left out of the discussion.
That’s the argument behind a new lawsuit launched in New York on Thursday, which accuses Canada-based P*rnhub and its sister sites of failing to include closed captioning in most of its adult videos.
The suit was filed in the Eastern District of New York on behalf of Yaroslav Suris, who is deaf. P*rnhub is named in the suit along with its sister sites, RedTube and YouP*rn, and their parent company MindGeek.
The suit claims P*rnhub is violating the rights of people who are deaf and hearing-impaired under the Americans with Disabilities Act because many of its videos lack closed captioning.
I’ve got to believe that this lawsuit is ultimately going to fail because to my understanding, the Americans with Disabilities Acts does not pertain to internet videos.
On top of that, the company is Canadian and their headquarters is in Europe so even if they were in violation of the ADA, it may not even matter since they’re not a U.S. based company.