New York City woman makes a mistake that gets her banned from Uber for life

New York City woman makes a mistake that gets her banned from Uber for life
Uber has banned for life a Bronx woman who threatened to falsely accuse her Uber driver of rape. In video footage released online, the woman became irate after her Uber driver didn't have a phone charger for her iPhone. (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselth/AFP/Getty Images)

A Bronx woman who threatened to falsely accuse her Uber driver of rape has now been banned by the company for life.

Video footage released online Wednesday shows the woman becoming increasingly irate after her Uber driver didn’t have a phone charger for her iPhone, which had run out of battery life. The woman began violently hitting the man’s car, telling him she would tell bystanders he was raping her after he asked her to get out of his vehicle.

“I’m going to start screaming out the window that you’re raping me, that you raped me,” the female passenger told the driver in the video. “I will punch myself in the face and tell the cops you did it. You wanna play?”

“You’re going to jail,” the passenger added, as seen in the video provided by the New York Post.

Warning: This video contains language some might find offensive.

Uber released a statement condemning the behavior.

“The behavior in this video is abusive and completely unacceptable,” an Uber spokesperson said in the statement.

“As our Community Guidelines make clear, this will not be tolerated by anyone who uses Uber,” the statement read. “The rider’s account has been banned and Uber is looking into this incident.”

Neither the driver nor the passenger have been publicly identified.

 

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