Note: I refuse to post the video of the incident because to be honest...its all batshit crazy (go here to see it for yourself). Below is a write up of the incident by "the root".
via the root.
A young Bronx, N.Y., woman who was caught on cellphone video apparently threatening to call the police and falsely accuse an Uber driver of rape wa banned from the app for life, according to a company spokesperson.A couple of things (watch the video to understand my comments please)...
“The behavior in this video is abusive and completely unacceptable,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement, according to the New York Post.
The footage, which was uploaded online this week, appears to show the unidentified female passenger hurling slurs and curses at the male driver for several minutes.
“I’m going to start screaming out the window that you’re raping me, that you raped me,” she says.
“I will punch myself in the face and tell the cops you did it,” she adds. “You wanna play?”
The woman tells the driver, “Go back to your country” and says, “Donald Trump going to send you and your family back. Get the fuck out of my country.”
The incident all seemed to unfold, according to the Post, because the driver did not have an iPhone charger.
“If I don’t have a charger, politely ask me. I’ll politely tell you, ‘I’m sorry, I don’t have a charger,’” the driver says to the woman. “But you start disrespecting me.”
The back-and-forth continues as the driver continues to record and even smiles at the camera.
“I was taking you to your destination until you started talking shit,” he says, just before the woman realizes that the footage is being recorded.
“Why are you recording me?” she yells, while punching the man’s seats. “He just hit me in my face!”
The driver says that the passenger is free to “make up whatever lies [she] wants” before the woman eventually gets out of the car.
Uber continued in its statement about the incident: “As our Community Guidelines make clear, this will not be tolerated by anyone who uses Uber. The rider’s account has been banned and Uber is looking into this incident.”
Neither the driver nor the rider has been publicly identified.
1. When did the word "nigga" become appropriate for common use? I personally view it to be as vile as "nigger" but for some reason more and more people are using it....and no its not middle aged or old people but 20 somethings. I don't understand and don't want to. Its beyond stupid. I wonder what Martin Luther King would think about this development.
2. Women using laws against men in minor disputes. We all know it but its nice to see a perfect example of it for everyone to see. Even worse. Men and women of all ages are aware of the problem but no one is doing anything about it.
3. Is it me or does Uber seem like the company of the walking dead. I wonder how much longer it can stay in business.
4. All this over a phone charger? Simply amazing.