Source - Pablo Escobar's brother says his life was threatened because of lax security protocols on his phone ... so, now he wants Apple to cough up billions.
The notorious Colombian kingpin's bro, Roberto, is suing Apple for a whopping $2.6 BILLION, claiming someone hacked his smartphone and found his address through FaceTime, even though he claims an Apple employee assured him the iPhone X was the most secure on the market.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Pablo's brother bought an iPhone X back in April 2018, and he claims the security promise fell horribly flat. One year after buying the X, Roberto claims he got a life-threatening letter from someone named Diego, who said he found Roberto's address through FaceTime.
In the docs, Pablo's bro says he had to relocate for his safety, and lost a ton of money beefing up his security ... not to mention the emotional distress he says he suffered as a result of the security breach. Roberto claims he had several assassination attempts on his life before buying the iPhone X, and only bought the phone because he'd been assured his info would be safe from hackers.
In the suit, Roberto says he conducted his own investigation after receiving the letter, and found his iPhone had been compromised due to a FaceTime vulnerability.
Damn. Thoughts and prayers to the Escobar family. If it wasn't for that pesky iPhone X, the one that the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT can't break into, Roberto would be safe and sound. The families of the tens of thousands of people killed by his brother's drug organization would simply give up and let him live in peace. Instead, he's suffering emotional distress trying to keep his family safe while hawking $500 gold iPhone cases...
Roberto just launched a limited edition gold-plated iPhone 11 Pro 256GB, which his Escobar Inc company is hawking for $499. Roberto says it's his way of fighting Apple -- selling their phones at a lower price, with gold-plating and sexy girls showing off the phones.
What an idiot. He also launched a website that he says, "will have proof showing how the people of the world were scammed by Apple Inc, buying crap for crazy prices" so I'm fully convinced he's basically just a lunatic.
No word yet on whether or not Apple will entertain the lawsuit, but something tells me this one will be dismissed. Which is crazy because if they wanted to they could easily pay him with the amount of cash they have on hand- $207 billion as of last quarter. Oh well. Good look in court, Roberto!