Over says it is cooperating with police after viral video appears to show driver attempting to sexually assault female driver. In the brief clip in which a man confronts the half-dressed driver in the back seat, the passenger appears to be unconscious.
On Tuesday (April 11), the ridesharing company responded to the video. Shared by Inane Reality Leaks, it has over 16.8 million views and over 8,000 retweets on Twitter. However, it is unclear when the incident happened.
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“This video is terrifying and we are taking action. We have blocked the driver and are in contact with the police and will assist them with any investigation,” Uber Support tweeted.
In the video, the driver – dressed in a black shirt and light-colored pants – was sitting in the back seat with his pants pulled down when a man approached the car and filmed with the flash on.
Noticing the person was filming, the driver jumped out of the back seat, pulled up his pants, and climbed into the front seat. The filming person keeps asking the driver: “What are you doing?”.
A camera pan showed a woman with blond hair leaning sideways against the seat. Meanwhile, the blue vehicle featured a large, white Uber sign on the driver’s door.
Although the driver left with the passenger, the person who recorded the vehicle was able to capture the license plate number.
It’s unclear which country the incident occurred in, but the driver’s steering wheel was on the right side – an unusual location in the United States.
Although Uber support claimed to have banned the driver, no other details are known about him. It is also currently unclear whether the authorities intend to press charges.
The woman’s identity remains unknown.
This video is terrifying and we are taking action. We have blocked the driver and are in contact with the police and will assist them with any investigation.
— Uber Support (@Uber_Support) April 11, 2023