In America the litigious, the best way to overcome a stupendous lapse in judgment is to claim you're a victim and sue. And that's precisely what James Pacenza did. Pacenza was a former IBM employee who was fired after being caught using a company computer to surf Internet porn. He turned around and sued IBM, claiming Big Blue discriminated against him because he was a "sex addict." After all, Pacenza's lawyers argued, workers with drug and alcohol programs were offered therapy instead of termination.
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