Uber Sued Over Allegations of Driver Rape

It would seem that Uber needs to do a much better job in screening and training drivers and others interacting with riders.


Posted by Melanie Nathan, Oct 09, 2015.

Uber is in the news and its not good – here are two articles, one from The Recorder and the other from SF Weekly, illustrating the woes:

SAN FRANCISCO — Two women who claim they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers have filed a lawsuit claiming Uber Technologies Inc. allowed the crimes by putting “profits over safety.”

Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 10.57.40 AMThe women, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, were assaulted in Boston and Charleston, South Carolina, according to the complaint. Both drivers are accused of taking the women to a secluded area, locking the car doors, and forcing themselves on their passengers.

The victims’ lawyers at Wigdor LLP and Anderson & Poole sued Uber on Thursday in the Northern District of California for assault, battery, false imprisonment, fraud and negligence.

In an emailed statement, an Uber representative wrote both drivers named in the…

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