Grandma Sues Over Hot Coffee
According to the suit, Cohen is seeking unspecified damages on behalf of herself and all consumers nationwide, saying that the company should give up its profits from the game for what amounted to false advertising, consumer deception, and unfair business practices.
Cohen bought the game in 2004 when it was rated "M" for mature, for players 17 and older. When Cohen learned that the game contained hidden sexually explicit scenes and had been re-rated to "AO" for Adults Only by the ESRB, she directed that the game be taken away from her grandson.
Laurence D. Paskowitz, the attorney who filed the lawsuit for Cohen, said no parent would knowingly buy an adult-only video game for their children. "They should really make sure this doesn't happen again," Paskowitz said. "The least this company can do is offer refunds."
Check out our earlier stories to get up to speed on the GTA "Hot Coffee" scandal:
- Hot Coffee Scandal Summary
- Hillary Clinton Requests Hot Coffee Probe
- San Andreas Gets AO Rating
- House Approves San Andreas Investigation
Opinionated Editorial: It strikes us funny that this woman that is so upset by the recent discovery of hidden nude content in GTA: San Andreas was all-too willing to buy her 14 year-old grandson an "M" rated game. Last we checked, M rated games were suggested for people 17 and older.
7/28/2005 Frank Provo