Uber takes swift action against woman who threatened driver

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NEW YORK — A Bronx woman who threated to accuse an Uber driver of rape for asking her to exit his vehicle has been banned from using the transportation service for life.

“The behavior in this video is abusive and completely unacceptable,” an Uber spokesperson said. “As our community guidelines make clear, this will not be tolerated by anyone who uses Uber. The rider’s account has been banned and Uber is looking into this incident.”

The woman became verbally abusive toward the Uber driver after she asked him for a phone charger, which he did not have.

“I’m gonna start screaming out the window that you [sic] raping me,” the woman said. “He tried to touch my vagina!”

The driver captured the incident on a video in which it appears the women struck him. She also threatened to hit herself in the face and report to the police that the driver had assaulted her.

The driver posted a video update to social media regarding the incident, noting that he met with Uber management and that his situation was shared with top executives at the company. He said that incidents such as the one he had endured were not uncommon.

Uber reportedly gave the driver an undisclosed amount of money and a “lifetime supply” of phone chargers.

H/T: Heat Street

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