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Uber Driver Accused Of Locking Passenger In Car, Demanding Sex

Uber Driver Accused Of Locking Passenger In Car, Demanding Sex

A Chicago Uber driver has been charged with unlawful restraint after he was accused of locking a passenger in his car and demanding that she have sex with him. [More]

Education Dept. Civil Rights Chief Sorry For Saying 90% Of College Rape Claims Are Result Of Bad Breakups

Education Dept. Civil Rights Chief Sorry For Saying 90% Of College Rape Claims Are Result Of Bad Breakups

As Education Secretary Betsy DeVos moves forward with her plan to review the federal government’s policy regarding sexual assault and harassment on college campuses, the acting head of the Department’s Civil Rights division is now apologizing for making an unsubstantiated and unsourced claim that nine in ten of these assault allegations are baseless and can be tied back to nothing more than too much drinking and bad breakups. [More]

Uber Driver Charged With Raping Passenger

Uber Driver Charged With Raping Passenger

An Uber driver in California has been charged with raping a female passenger in his car in March, after he picked her up from a company function. [More]

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Police: Uber Driver Sexually Assaulted Passenger, More Victims May Be Out There

An Uber driver in southern California has been arrested “on suspicion of various sexual assault crimes” after he was accused of parking his van and sexually assaulting a sleeping passenger near her home. Now police have put the word out that they’re looking for other possible victims. [More]

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Airline Introducing Rows Just For Women Amid Recent Reports Of Groping

We’ve heard of “quiet zones” on planes that separate children from adults, but a new seating option launching on India’s national airline is new to us: amid reports of men groping and otherwise sexually assaulting women on flights, Air India is introducing female-only rows. [More]

Texas Uber Driver Accused Of Raping Passenger After Driving Her Home

Texas Uber Driver Accused Of Raping Passenger After Driving Her Home

Another driver for a ride-sharing sharing service has been accused of assaulting a passenger. This time, it’s an Uber driver in Texas who has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman after driving her home. [More]

State Files Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Man Accused Of Using Facebook To Trick Women Into Sex

State Files Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Man Accused Of Using Facebook To Trick Women Into Sex

Washington state prosecutors are using state consumer protection laws to go after a man — already facing multiple criminal charges of rape — that they claim spent years misleading women about his job, and even his gender, with the goal of misleading women into sleeping with him in exchange for a non-existent shot at stardom. [More]

Uber Driver Charged With Raping Unconscious Teenage Passenger

Uber Driver Charged With Raping Unconscious Teenage Passenger

An Uber driver in Laguna Beach, CA has been arrested and charged with raping an unconscious 17-year-old passenger in the back seat of his car. [More]

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Uber Settles Lawsuit Brought By Two Passengers Who Accused Drivers Of Sexual Assault

Six months after a judge rejected Uber’s claim that it wasn’t responsible for its drivers’ actions after they turned the ride-hailing service app off, the company has settled with two passengers who sued it for hiring drivers accused of sexually assaulted them. The court didn’t reveal the terms of the settlement. [More]

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Former Driver For Uber, Lyft Charged With Sexually Assaulting Several Female Passengers

A man who used to drive for both Uber and Lyft has been accused of sexually assaulting several women who hailed rides on the platforms, and investigators believe there are likely more victims that have yet to come forward.

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Uber Driver Accused Of Raping A Passenger In Atlanta

Uber Driver Accused Of Raping A Passenger In Atlanta

All too often we find ourselves writing about another occasion where an Uber driver is accused of assaulting a passenger, and here we are again, unfortunately: a woman in Atlanta says her driver sexually assaulted her after picking her up early Saturday morning. [More]

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Uber Driver Arrested, Accused Of Raping 16-Year-Old Passenger

Uber says that it puts all new drivers through checks of their criminal and driving history, and none of what happened in a Boston suburb should have taken place. The prosecutor in Malden, MA says that a local driver had a long and sometimes violent criminal history, and he is accused of tracking down, offering extra rides to, and raping a 16-year-old passenger earlier this summer. [More]

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Judge: Uber Drivers Aren’t Employees, But Passengers Can Still Sue In Sexual Assault Case

Two passengers in different states who were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers are suing the company, and the judge in this case just made an important ruling: drivers’ status as independent contractors rather than employees doesn’t mean that the company can’t be sued for sexual assaults that drivers commit against their passengers. [More]

Vodka Company Apologizes For Sexual Assault Insinuation In Ad

Vodka Company Apologizes For Sexual Assault Insinuation In Ad

Belvedere company apparently needed a social network tongue-lashing to teach it that it’s not okay to pump out ads that make light of sexual assault. The ad, captioned “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly,” featured a grinning jackass grabbing a fearful woman.

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Woman Accused Of Groping TSA Agent — Yeah, You Read That Right

Accusations of groping involving Transportation Security Administration agents are far from unheard of, but it’s rare that it’s a security officer who’s the one filing the complaint. Yet a Colorado woman stands accused of groping a TSA agent at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport Thursday.

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Woman Says She Was Groped On Disneyland Ride

Woman Says She Was Groped On Disneyland Ride

Disneyland’s Tower of Terror lived up to its name in a disturbing way last week, says a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a man seated next to her on the ride, ABC News Los Angeles reports. The ride’s photo caught the man semi-red-handed, either reaching toward the woman or pulling away.

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Kmart Settles A Bunch of Lawsuits

It’s a big day at Kmart. They’ve settled a bunch of lawsuits and they’re ready to move on. To what, I don’t know. I haven’t been inside a K-mart since 1983, and neither has anyone else without a lawsuit pending.