Sunday 19 November 2017

Woman who threatened to accuse driver of rape banned from Uber for life

Uber (Stock photo)
Uber (Stock photo)

Kathy Armstrong

A woman who threatened to accuse an Uber driver of raping her has been banned for life from lift-sharing service Uber.

Footage caught on the car's dash-camera was posted online earlier this week showed the passenger harassing the driver in New York, allegedly after she asked him for a phone charger and he didn't have one.

The clip is almost nine minutes long and at one point she even alluded that he would be deported, saying: "Donald Trump is going to send you and your family back."

The popular app condemned the woman's actions and said the Bronx user would be blacklisted from using the service.

A spokesperson said in a statement: "The behaviour in this video is abusive and completely unacceptable.

"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 shocking video also showed the woman saying she would punch herself and report the driver to police for assault.

She repeatedly said: "You’re going to jail."

The passenger and the driver haven't been publicly identified.

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