Uber Rider Says ‘Toxic-Male Culture’ Led To Her Sex Assault
A California woman has accused Uber of fostering a “toxic-male culture” that prized growth above all else and ultimately led to her being sexually assaulted by one of the ride-hailing giant’s drivers last year, according to a suit filed in Los Angeles County court.
The woman, who sued anonymously on Monday, claims that an unnamed Uber Technologies Inc. driver assaulted her during a ride in Los Angeles County in May 2019. The incident caused her “unimaginable pain that persists to this day,” she said in the complaint. She says the ordeal was a consequence of Uber’s “greed and complete disregard for rider safety or the rule of law,” which she called “breathtaking.”