Pacenza vs IBM Corp.
James Pacenza was fired from IBM for visiting adult chat rooms while at work. He is suing the company for $5 million, stating that he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from his war experiences in Vietnam, and sexual chat talk diverts his attention from those memories. Pacenza claims it’s therapeutic.
Tad Nelson is interviewed by Fox News to hear his thoughts about this case.
Fox News: “Pacenza stated, ‘I felt I needed the interactive engagement of chat talk…to divert my attention from my thoughts of Vietnam and death.’ Is it just me or is this patently laughable?”
Tad: “It’s patently laughable. And the funny thing is, he should really say, what he really needed from chat talk is to divert his attention away from his job.”
Fox News: “Basically he says he’s disabled, but that is not a recognizable disability under the Americans with Disability Act, am i wrong?”
Tad: “You’re 100% right…any sexual disorders are all excluded by the Americans with Disabilites Act. And here we got his lawyer even coming up with a more novel claim, that it’s an internet kind of a disorder. So now we have a sexual disorder tied with an internet disorder. The guy is just making things up, it’s crazy.”