Uber Passenger Says Driver Sexually Assaulted Him

Uber Passenger Says Driver Sexually Assaulted Him

 

LOS ANGELES — Uber is being sued by a passenger who alleges he was sexually assaulted by a male driver.

Damian Becerra filed the lawsuit Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging sexual assault and battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. Becerra also is suing the driver, who is identified only as David Doe.

The suit seeks unspecified damages.

An Uber representative could not be immediately reached.

Uber represents that is drivers are honest, properly screened and adequately trained and supervised, the suit states. Becerra made arrangements with Uber on Oct. 19 for transportation within Los Angeles County, according to the complaint.

However, the unidentified driver locked Becerra in the Uber car, took him to a location where the plaintiff did not intend to go and sexually assaulted him, the suit states.

Becerra suffered bodily injury as well as emotional distress from the ordeal, the complaint alleges.

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