Sprint sued by a dad, whose son found pornographic images on a newly bought phone
If you are one of those people that really like additions to their new device, you would really like what Sprint is offering lately. It seems that a father of a young boy was surprised by the images that he found on the phone he has bought for his child recently.
Arsen Garibyan was the father who was shocked and disgusted of the pornographic images that his kid showed to him and asked him what they were after the father had just bought two new handsets from the carrier each with its own box and instructions. This all happened back in October 2011 when the father bought the devices.
According to the filing this is what followed after his son unpacked one of the devices and started playing games on it.
“After a few minutes, (the boy) started asking, ‘Daddy, what is this? When Mr. Garibyan looked at the telephone in (his son’s) hand, to his shock, horror and disgust, (the child) was looking at pornographic photos and videos contained on one of the newly purchased phones.”
What made the matter worse, though, was the fact that Arsen Garibyan recognized the male and the female from the images as being sales representatives, from the Sprint store where Garibyan had bought the device. Talking abou additional surprises the complaint goes on to describe the images as being “…full-body naked as well as genital-focused graphic pictures and videos of the Sprint Nextel sales representatives.”
This really changes the view that you may have on the carrier. Furthermore the carrier responded that the store unnamed retail store that sells Sprint products and these representatives were not working for Sprint.
The official statement goes like this
“This incident occurred at a retail store in Pasadena that was selling Sprint products. Sprint does not condone this behavior. The sales representatives allegedly implicated were NOT Sprint employees. We terminated our relationship with this dealer shortly after the incident. Our investigation into this matter continues.”-Sprint statement
However, this is not even the most ironic part of the story. It turns out that this is not the first time this has happened to Sprint employees. A woman in Georgia had sued both the carrier and the retailer, which sold her a device containing similar content that she bought for her daughter.