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Uber lawsuit: Three women sue after saying they were raped by fake drivers - The Washington Post

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TonyAlmeida
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 Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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It feels like we hear about this on a daily basis now:

The woman just wanted to get home safely.

She had been attending a social gathering in Los Angeles on Dec. 20, 2017, where she had consumed alcohol. After being separated from her friends, she decided to call an Uber to take her home. After all, that was the responsible thing to do, she thought. A car pulled up, and she got in. But she noticed something odd, according to court documents: The license plates did not match the Uber ride. Her driver claimed he had damaged his car and had not updated the app with his new information.

That is when her actual Uber driver called, irritated, saying she had bailed on him. He hung up on her.

The woman had actually gotten into the car of a man named Nicolas Morales, who was later accused in 2018 of raping or assaulting eight women in Los Angeles by posing as their Uber drivers. He abducted and raped her, according to court documents.

The woman, named only in court documents as “Jane Doe 2,” is one of three who have filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit alleges the ride-hailing app left them “sitting ducks” to men in Los Angeles who posed as Uber drivers to sexually assault female passengers. It also suggests Uber knew fake drivers were preying on women but did nothing to warn customers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/04/10/these-women-say-they-were-raped-by-fake-uber-drivers-now-theyre-suing-company/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0a6b65d03313 

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    PattyMelt
    190 Driver
     2 months ago

    I have an endless supply of empathy and compassion for these victims but yeeeeah I dunno about these law suits. They are quite frivolous and the lawyers that told these poor victims they have a good case should be investigated. Like what Michael Avinatti (sp?) was trying to do to Nike that is what these circus clown lawyers are doing here which is extortion really. Write me a check with many 0’s and your PR nightmare goes away, etc

    Yawn

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      SuperSrirachaSauce
      16 Rider
       2 months ago

      When something bad happens to them, victims ask “why me”, feel helpless, and start to blame outwards. When the perpetrator does not seem to be getting the justice they deserve (or not caught or not fast enough), they go to what’s next, whatever names or companies mentioned in the case, despite whether there’s a blame on them. 

      Then the lawyers and these victims make a big list, then sort them in the order of the largest wallets. 

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    RedANT
    1029 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    So they FAILED to verify the vehicle information, they didn't match the driver picture, and the license plate number didn't match, so they got into a strange car parked nearby, and then blame Uber?  Uber wasn't even there!  

    If I walk outside, flag down a passing car, hop in their backseat and get murdered, is that Uber's fault too? 

    People need to learn PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.  

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      KumarBengi
      88 Rider
       2 months ago

      “It also suggests Uber knew fake drivers were preying on women but did nothing to warn customers.”

      I agree fake drivers can be anybody. It’s literally people Uber doesn’t know. Complete strangers. How can they be responsible for them?

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    Bigfrank
    410 Driver Driver Rider
     2 months ago

    I'm sure two of them weighs at least 300 lbs In NYC People ask are you Uber and I say no I'm a Avon drag queen.  Black town car with TLC plates two rear  base stickers and license on my dash. Hell ooo  is anyone home inside your head  ????

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    Bigfrank
    410 Driver Driver Rider
     2 months ago

    I'm sure two of them weighs at least 300 lbs

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    chicago49
    252 Driver
     2 months ago

    What's the point of checking the license plate# if you are just going to ignore it when it doesn't match??

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      AGirlHasNoName
      115
       2 months ago

      Yeah, no kidding.  You are looking out for criminals...   Of course if you ask them for a reason they will lie. Seriously, what's the point.

      I'd hate to think she thought to herself, "Oh at least there is an explanation."

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        SamanthaC8
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         2 months ago

        well, the likely scenario is that people use the license plate number to identify which vehicle is an Uber car.  We all do that on a busy road, right?

        The guy pulls up and he says he is her Uber.  So she thinks, "oh, ok. Glad I found you."