Jane told that she called for an Uber cab around 2:25 am night on Wednesday 7th October 2015. The Uber driver picked her from Glendale Boulevard, California. The name of the driver was “Tim”. According to Jane the driver tried was driving the car on a one-way street, which Jane called the driver on. In response Tim called Jane “a fucking bitch”, Jane responded, “I am not paying you to like me, I am paying you to take me home.”
After this the driver asked Jane “Get the fuck out of my car” and insisted her to get out of the car, when Jane said to take her to her home he stopped the car, grabbed Jane from her arm and forcefully throw her out.
“He ran to the left side, opened the door, grabbed me very forcefully by the left arm and shoulder and proceeded to throw me down on the asphalt.”
She walked back to her friend house where she called the police, it took an hour for the police to reach her. She later complained to Uber and the LAPD. Jane says that no one from the Uber responded to her complain until she started raising her voice through social media. All Uber did was to refund her cancellation fee of $4 and wont even give her the drivers name “we would investigate the incident first.”
An Uber driver assaulted a passenger and all they could do was to refund the money. Later when local news agencies started to investigate the matter Taylor Patterson, Uber spokesman, told that the driver contract has been cancelled.
Uber wont release the driver’s full name as a matter of privacy and that they are ready to share any details with the law enforcement agencies.
Uber doesn’t require proof of vehicle ownership, conduct in-person interviews, verify identifying information like social security numbers, or require written examinations beyond basic “city knowledge” tests.
Uber is currently facing a lawsuit regarding the assault.