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14 women sue Lyft for allegedly mishandling sexual assault and rape reports

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TonyAlmeida
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 Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Do we need to reengage on a "is rideshare safe" discussion again or is this the nature of the type of service they provide?

To assess the actual risk, we need to compare it to how things used to be with the taxis. Does anyone have enough statistics to show that rideshares are indeed more dangerous than what taxis used to be?  We have to be asking the right question.

Fourteen women are suing Lyft over allegedly mishandling their sexual assault, sexual misconduct and rape complaints against drivers that occurred while using its service, bringing renewed attention to the issue of safety in the ride-hail industry.

The women, each listed anonymously in a suit filed Wednesday, allege that Lyft "chooses to stonewall" law enforcement investigating assaults and that it fails to inform victims about the status of the drivers they've accused of sexual assault or rape. They allege that Lyft is negligent in its background checks and fails to protect passengers with added technology. They claim Lyft has chosen to "hide and conceal" the scope of its "sexual predator crisis" on the platform.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/04/tech/lyft-sexual-assault-lawsuit/index.html

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