A deaf man in Brooklyn, NY has filed a class-action lawsuit against the adult website PornHub alleging the site is in violation of federal law because he can’t fully enjoy the porn videos the site provides because they don’t provide closed captioning.
Yaroslav Suris claims that the popular porn site has violated his and others’ rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act because the deaf and hearing-impaired can’t understand the audio portion of the skin flicks.
Suris claime that he had tried to watch and could not fully enjoy titles that included ‘Hot Step Aunt Babysits Disobedient Nephew,’ ‘Sexy Cop Gets Witness to Talk’ and ‘Daddy 4K ,’ but couldn’t get through the dialogue in the flicks for lack of subtitles.
The lawsuit claims: “The websites are ‘places of public accommodation’ which deny equal access to their video content which is available to hearing individuals and violates the ADA,” according to the lawsuit.
The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in areas of “employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government programs and services,” according to the US Department of Labor.
Congressman Jason Lewis (R-MN) who was once under fire for comments he made in 2015 when he was a radio talk show host, in which he whined that Indiana’s religious freedom law “doesn’t go far in enough in allowing discrimination,” against LGBT people. Is now in got water again for attacking the Americans with Disabilities Act, actually suggesting it is responsible for an increase in workplace shootings. (Which is false.).
Via Raw Story:
“Because of the ADA, we have eviscerated the notion of fair play and in the process in these workplace shootings, I have the temerity today, the audacity, to suggest that that is partly responsible for these workplace shootings. In every single instance, the person had a history of mental, mental illness, something set them off and they go bonkers and kill people. So why did we not screen those people out?”
Lewis has also repeatedly demeaned recipients of welfare and government assistance, calling them ‘parasites’ and said the black community had ‘traded one plantation for another,’”.
He a called “part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that applied to private businesses ‘unconstitutional’ as well as calling the Americans with Disabilities Act ‘one of the worst’ laws.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has no intention of calling on Lewis to apologize for his comments.