A New York woman has filed a lawsuit over Hot Coffee. No, she didn’t scald her lap, and no, the defendant is not McDonalds. Rather, 85-year-old Florence Cohen is suing the publishers of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas over the so-called “Hot Coffee” mod which opens up previously-hidden scenes from the game. Very explicit scenes.
As we explained last week, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is at the center of scandal, with stores pulling the game right and left because of the sexy mod, and with the game forced to carry a new “Adults Only” rating, rather than the “M” for mature audience rating with which it was released. And now Mrs. Cohen has sued publisher Rockstar Games, and its parent company Take Two, for false, deceptive, and misleading practices.
You see, she bought the game, unaware of its secret X-rated content, for her 14-year-old grandson.
According to Cohen’s attorney, Laurence D. Paskowitz, “no parent would knowingly buy an adult-only video game for their children.”
Which is odd, because Cohen bought the game for her 14-year-old grandson while it still carried its original rating of “M” – meaning for mature players of 17 years or older. So apparently it’s ok to buy a game intended for people 17 and above for a 14-year-old, with content openly inappropriate for someone under 17, but if that game also contains secret content inappropriate for a 14-year-old, even though the game is rated for 17 and above, you should sue the game publisher.
Ok, got it.