Chicago Uber driver accused of raping passenger
Chicago police are investigating a woman’s claim that she was raped by an Uber driver.
Police aren’t saying who, or where, or when; but Uber is aware of the accusation.
A spokeswoman called the driver’s alleged actions “appalling and unacceptable.”
The driver has been released by Uber.
The company says each of its drivers receives a rigorous background check.
It’s just one of several incidents involving Uber.
Uber has been banned in New Delhi, India following allegations that one of its cabbies raped a passenger.
Tuesday, authorities in California charged a former Uber driver in the death of a 6-year-old girl who was hit in a San Francisco crosswalk last year.
The state of California is suing Uber claiming they misled customers about driver background checks and charged fraudulent airport fees.
The city of Portland, Oregon has sued Uber to stop the service from operating in the city until it follows local regulations.
Officials in Thailand and Spain have ordered Uber to stop operating in those countries.