Russian Ksenia Ovchinnikova is demanding £10 in compensation for ‘moral damage’ after being seduced by a McDonald’s ad, which she claims lured her into a local branch
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A woman is suing McDonald’s after claiming the company’s advert ‘forced’ her to scoff a Big Mac weeks after going vegetarian.
Former fast food addict Ksenia Ovchinnikova gave up meat for Lent.
But she claimed she was seduced by an image of the juicy burger – and was helpless as she headed into the local branch and devoured the meal.
The devout Christian is going legal because she feels the restaurant is responsible for her going back on her pledge to steer clear of beef.
She proudly boasted that she managed to avoid eating any meat for a month before the ad turned her head.
Zamoskvoretsky Court in Russia has confirmed that it had received her lawsuit.
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Oddly, she is requesting just over £10 is compensation for ‘moral damage’.
The court told Tass news: “The court received a claim from Ksenia Ovchinnikova, the defendant of which is McDonald’s.
“Currently, the date of the preliminary hearing on this claim has not yet been set.”
Her court statement explained more about her claim and the distress it has caused.
She blames the giants for advertising meat and animal products at a time when Christians are refraining from both.
She accused the company of breaking the consumer protection law, and insulting her religious feelings.
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“After I saw the ad, I couldn’t help myself, I visited McDonald’s and bought a cheeseburger.
“I see a violation of the law on consumer protection. I have asked the court to investigate.
“If a violation has taken place, [I want the court] to force McDonald’s to compensate me for moral damages amounting to RUB 1,000.”
However, the Moscow Patriarchate has advised her against going ahead with the wild case.
“I advise her to go to confession and not to court,” they told local reporters.
The date of the preliminary hearing of Mrs Ovchinnikova’s claim has not yet been set.