Dad sues Sprint after son finds porn on phone

Dad sues Sprint after son finds porn on phone
Sprint and Nextel are the defendants in a law suit filed by a father whose son purchased a new phone that already contained pornographic images on the device. The suit was filed in Los Angeles District Court by Arsen Garibyan. Back in October 2011, Garibyan purchased two new handsets from the carrier and both were brand new, each with their own box and instructions.

Once the pair returned home, Garibyan's son picked one of the two boxes, opened it, and started to play games on the unit. According to the filing, "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."

Making matters worse, the images were of a male and female who the elder Garibyan recognized as being sales representatives of the Sprint store where he had purchased the phone. According to the complaint, the images included "...full-body naked as well as genital-focused graphic pictures and videos of the Sprint Nextel sales representatives." Sprint replied by saying that the phones were purchased at an unnamed retail store that sells Sprint products, and that the employees involved were not Sprint employees. The carrier says it has terminated its relationship with the retailer.


This isn't the first time that the images of Sprint reps engaged in sexual activity have been found on a newly purchased phone. According to the new filing, a Georgia woman sued both the mobile operator and retailer Radio Shack after buying a Sprint branded handset for her daughter that contained pornographic images.

source: LosAngelesDailyNews via CNET

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63 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

lol ... typical - Sprint selling used phones as new!! Hope the dad (and son) wins millions for his college edju'makashun!! Sprint is so trite and trashy. I bet when the dad called customer service to complain he got someone in Pakistan (true Customer dis-Service)

10. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Shouldn't you get back under your bridge?

41. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

You're a douche PapiNYC. I bet if it had been TMO you would have your panties in a bunch.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank goodness, his stupidity and disrespect finally got him limited. This is great newsn just too bad it's not permanent. +1 PA

59. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

guess you didnt read the article... they were not sprint employees... meaning it was a 3rd party store. And dont act like the other carriers dont have 3rd party stores, they all do.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow, that's pretty disturbing. Very unprofessional to say the least.

4. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

It's a BS lawsuit and it should be thrown out. How can you sue the carrier for an act done by the employees of a retail store?

5. IcanBEATali

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 24, 2009

Especially a retail store that doesn't belong to Sprint. his only real chance at a lawsuit was to sue the company that owned the store. That's assuming he had done any homework at all instead of just seeing dollar signs in the form of porn. He has zero chance of winning, and quite frankly it's a pathetic attempt on his part.

60. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

it is because he's a sprint customer... trust me, you'd be surprised at some of the crap customers will try to pull sometimes.

7. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Sue the employees, not the store. True that. But you also have to remember that lawyers are the scum of the earth.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Didn't know PAPINYC Troll yes-sir Dorothy69 EclipseGSX, and GoogleSafariFow were lawyers.

16. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I actually know many lawyers who started out as Kindergarten teachers.

28. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Many" meaning how many exactly?

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Many as in not one lol +1

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol +1

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No more Troll Mxy. PA finally had enough of him "standing his grounds" as he called it. He'd become the new Richard Yarrel.

55. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Hey Dark. What happened to Richard? Haven't seen him in months on any website.

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He got banned from PA, during the gs4 launch for bring really derogatory with some PA members. I don't even wanna repeat what he was saying because I mite get banned too. I used to see him on phonedog, not anymore. He was a jerk, but I hope he's ok.

58. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Lol man best believe i know. That guy is hated across so many websites. He single handily ruined phandroid. You thought he was bad a few months ago you should have seen him a few years ago.

26. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Haha were scum of the earth? That's pretty low even for you Dark. Did I hit a nerve LOL JOKE

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, you could never hit a nerve with me dude, internet tuff guys crack me up. Useless faceless cowards, but you can keep trying though.

23. rightcue805

Posts: 55; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

even if you sue the emplyee doesn't mean he is going to get paid hahahha. the customer should have opened the phoneand checked it out before he took the phone home.

13. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i dont see a problem lol

15. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Birds and the bees explained in 30 seconds by that phone. Father should be happy lol

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol dude you're terrible. If nothing else I'd be pissed cuz my new phone is used.

21. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol ya of course. Just couldn't help myself. A lot of companies try to pass off returned products as new. For my mom's 56th birthday I bought her a brand-new tassimo coffee maker from Walmart and when she opened it in front of everyone it was somebody's used coffeemaker. It wasn't even a Tassimo lol

24. rightcue805

Posts: 55; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

that sucks ahahhah

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Whoa! How'd y'all handle that dude?

30. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Luckily my mom grew up with 2 6'2, 195pound boys. She laughed it off and we both went in to chew someone's head off and get replacement the next day.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That'll do it lol. +1

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