A video calling company for deaf people is suing a Brooklyn, New York man for allegedly abusing its service, claiming he called the business over 4,000 times and masturbated in front of employees, the New York Post reports.
The Florida-based company ZVRS allows a deaf person to use their software to help communicate to others. When a deaf person connects with one of ZVRS' sign-language interpreters via video chat, the employee acts as an operator and places calls to a third party on behalf of the deaf person. They then translate the call. ZVRS receives federal money every time a deaf or hearing-disabled person uses the service, the company claims.
ZVRS claims that David Marcano, 51, who reportedly isn't deaf, abused the service and didn't need his calls translated. The company is suing him in Brooklyn federal court, the New York Post reports.
The company said Maraco placed 4,646 calls to ZVRS since Jan. 1 "for the sole purpose of masturbating in view of ZVRS's employees."
"In every call made through ZVRS's software platform, Marcano appears on the video call for the purpose of exposing his genitals or masturbating to ZVRS's female staff," according to the suit.
The company is seeking unspecified damages.
ZVRS claims when it canceled Maraco's account, he used fake information to create a new one. He's called from eight different phone numbers and contacted them as recently as Sept. 21. He allegedly used fake names like, Davey Mareno, Davey Mar, Dave Maccan, Dave Mard, Dave Macan and more.
The company also said Maraco's calls cost them productivity and money. ZVRS said its employees were left with emotional distress after handling Maraco.
The business is also seeking an injection against Maraco to prohibit him from using the service, accusing him of fraud and breach of contract because he signed up for a service he does not need. ZVRS said he did not reply to any of the 24 emails sent by he company.