Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on January 31, 2011
Nantes, France – Didier Jambart is suing GlaxoSmithKline, claiming that their Parkinson medication turned him into a gay-sex addict. Now this is just weird..
Of course the man is completely straight right? The lawsuit is for 450k euros, or $610,000 dollars.
The 51-year-old’s lawyers say their client’s behaviour changed radically after he was first administered the drug in 2003 for the illness, which causes tremors, slows movement and disrupts speech.
Didier Jambart, a married father-of-two who says he has attempted suicide three times, claims he became addicted to Internet gambling, losing the family’s savings and stealing to feed his habit.
He also became a compulsive gay sex addict and began exposing himself on the Internet and cross-dressing. His risky sexual encounters led to him being raped, his lawyers said.
The behaviour stopped when he stopped taking the drugs in 2005 but by then he had been demoted in his defence ministry job and was suffering from psychological trauma resulting from his addictions, his lawyers said.