Uber responds to driver trying to rape female rider (VIDEO)

Uber says it is cooperating with police after a viral video appeared to show a driver attempting to sexually assault a female rider. In the short clip, where a man confronts the half-dressed driver in the back seat, the passenger is seen unconscious.

On Tuesday (April 11), the ride-share company reacted to the video. Shared by Inane Reality Leaks, it has been viewed over 16.8 million times and retweeted over 8,000 times on Twitter. However, it is not clear when the incident took place.

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“This video is appalling, and we are taking action. We have banned 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-coloured pants, was sitting on the back seat with his pants down, when a man approached the car and was filming with a flash on.

When the driver saw the man filming, he jumped out of the back seat, pulled up his pants and climbed into the front seat. The person filming repeatedly asks the driver, “What are you doing.”

A camera pan shows a woman with blonde hair leaning against the side of a seat. Meanwhile, the blue vehicle displayed a large, white Uber sign on the driver’s door.

Although the driver pulled over with the female passenger, the person recording was able to record the license plate number.

It is not clear in which country the incident occurred, but the driver’s steering wheel was on the right – an unusual site in the United States.

Although Uber Support claimed that they have banned the driver, no additional details are known about him. At this time, it is also unclear whether authorities plan to file charges.

The identity of the woman remains unknown.