Man says MP3 player he bought daughter for Christmas preloaded with porn

  1. Fri Dec 28, 9:12 AM




    By The Associated Press


    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - It's not what Santa intended.

    A man in Cookeville, Tennessee, is thinking about suing Wal-Mart because the MP3 video player he gave to his little girl for Christmas turned out to be loaded with explicit tunes and porn videos.

    Daryl Hill says the 10-year-old child burst into tears when she saw it. He says he just wishes he could get those "thoughts and images" out of her head.

    Hill figures the player must have been returned by somebody who had loaded it with sex clips and songs about drugs.

    Wal-Mart says it's investigating because returned items that have been opened are not supposed to be resold.

    In the meantime it's offering Hill a replacement. But he says he's going to hang on to it until he talks to a lawyer.


    (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071228/koddities/oddity_x_rated_mp3_player)
     
  2. I'd heard about this... poor kid. Someone really messed up reselling this player, but talk to a lawyer about it? I'm thinking he's going a little overboard.
     
  3. The poor kid and her poor dad!


    I don't think he has a case, but I just think he wants to see what his legal options are.
     
  4. OMG! How dreadful! I woukld think that he maybe has a case, he bought the item in good faith & look at the effect it had on his daughter! I would sue the pants off them!
     
  5. i would def. sue them. that is not right. if they have a rule about returned items not being sold again, than they made a mistake... and a 10 yr old saw this, so i think they have a case.
     
  6. That is sooo messed up. I feel sooo sorry for that little girl. I was about 15 when I first ran into porn and I was mortified.
     
  7. Getting lawyers involved is a little bit extreme, but the store really should have checked the returned item before even considering selling it again.
     
  8. Please. I don't believe it. Ya right, I'm sure the 10 year old burst into tears when she saw it.:rolleyes:

    I don't believe it one bit, because if it were true......so what, move on. This is just a finger in the chili, condom in the sandwich and now porn on the ipod........A sue happy society, wanting something for NOTHING. YUK!
     
  9. That is awful - surely the store should have something on its records to say why the item was returned. In the UK we have to sign for a refund giving our details and the refund has to go back on the same card where the funds originated from. I would expect there would be a big investigation into this case.
     
  10. I agree Bella. you are right, sounds a lot like the finger in the chili.
     
  11. It's that way in most stores in America too. Even at Walmart, you sign a reciept for returns and the iten is tagged as such.
     
  12. There could have been some sort of error or mistake. Keep in mind the people working in these places are often over-worked, tired and paid minimum wage. There could have easily been a slip-up of some sort and things got mixed up or the appropriate data was not recorded at all. Who knows..
     
  13. I completely agree. So, now he's going to drag this trauma out for who knows how long, for what??? Get over it people. Not every single problem needs to be dealt with by a lawsuit! :yucky:
     
  14. I wonder if it is true.....?

    I tend to get suspicious of stories like this too but if it is true, poor girl! Either way, he seems a bit sue-happy, yes? I mean, I would just ask for an apology, jeez!
     

  15. :yes:....thank you.

    ........even IF this happened which it very well could have, returns are resold all of the time. AND, if it's true, yes it's offensive, yes that little should not have had to see that. BUT, in my opinion nobody should have to PAY for a mistake like this. This is not something that deserves compensation. I think these lawsuits based on being "offended" are absolutely ridiculous and are only a way to dig into deep pockets. Jeez, if you wake up in the morning you are bound to be offended by something. That's life.