Sexual assault claims of an Uber rider overcome the free speech defense
On Friday in a San Francisco courtroom, a judge continued with an Uber rider’s testimony to continue in the sexual assault allegations case.
The accuser, Jane Doe, requested a ride from Uber one morning to get to work. The next thing she knew, she had been reared unconscious and sexually assaulted by her Uber driver.
At 4:00 am, the Uber driver picked up Jane Doe, and the driver told her that he would not charge her for the ride that particular morning. Instead, they were following with questions to Jane Doe about her sex life and personal questions.
Jane Doe was very scared, and her Uber driver told her that he would throw her out of the moving vehicle if she called the police. When the driver stopped the car, Doe tried to escape by fleeing the car.
The driver then choked Jane Doe and strangled her before sexually assaulting her. The driver remains in custody with a one million dollar bond.
What is Uber?
Uber is a ride-sharing company that is in over 10,000 cities and easy to use. The Uber app is simple. Open the app and enter where you are located and where you need to go.
A nearby driver will then pick you up and get you to where you need to go. People use Uber every day to travel to and from work, grocery stores, airports, and more. It is a great way to get to and from where you need to go.
On the Uber app, there is a way to pay also. Select the payment method, and it’s as easy as that. If you take a trip to Uber, you are supposed to feel safe, and there are community guidelines for Uber that give you peace of mind.
The attorney for Jane Doe is Borna Bondari, who has won this case against Uber and this driver. So if you are in this kind of situation, there are ways to get free and carefully.
What to do in a sexual assault situation
A few weeks ago I was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a man pretending to my Uber driver and have recently found out this is a regular occurrence. .@Uber what are you doing to help? pic.twitter.com/qWggqoUmROADVERTISEMENT
— Hanna Dickinson (@hansdickie) June 6, 2021
If you are sexually harassed or assaulted by an Uber/Lyft driver, you first want to contact the authorities. Then write down everything that happened if you can remember it all.
Suppose you can remember any little details too. For example, make sure you know what the date is, time, and where you were.
It may be difficult for you to talk about what happened. However, you want to let someone know soon after any situation occurs so that this driver can be taken off the streets, and they will not assault any other passengers.
Sexual assault is a serious offense. If you have been a victim of a sexual assault by an Uber or Lyft driver, you should tell someone immediately.
The fewer ride-sharing drivers out there with assault charges or issues related to safety, the better off we will be. Providing the riders a safe and comfortable trip to work is the goal.
You want to feel safe while riding to work and arrive safely. Otherwise, what is the point of taking a risk every time you get into an Uber car?