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Uber Passenger Threatens to Falsely Accuse Driver of Rape and Assault over Phone Charger

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence allegations alone can destroy the reputation of those who are accused of these acts, even if they are innocent. The stigma surrounding this charge causes those who hear these allegations to treat the accused as if they already committed this crime before they are granted a fair trial. Time and time again, there have been people who have been fired from their jobs, arrested and had their names dragged through the mud by the public for a crime they did not commit. And oftentimes, when their name has supposedly been cleared in the rare event that the accuser admits that they fabricated accusations, the accused's association with a domestic violence charge never really goes away and their reputation is never really fully salvaged.

An Uber driver must have had these repercussions in mind when he decided to take precautions and post a video exposing an angry customer who had entered his Uber. According to recent articles, an unnamed woman from Bronx, New York entered an uber driven by an unidentified driver to travel to her destination. In a dashcam video presented by the driver, the woman asked if the male driver had a charger within the vehicle. He told her that he did not have a charger. The woman suddenly became enraged because she thought that Uber drivers were required to have chargers, and claimed that the man was lying. As each moment passed the woman became angrier. It wasn't long before she began hurling insults and racial expletives at the driver.

“Donald Trump is going to send you and your family back,” she seethed after assuming the man was not from the United States. “Get the f--k out of my country. I will spit in your face, I'm from the Bronx,” the woman added.

The insults slowly evolved into dangerous accusations that could have jeopardized the driver's livelihood if carried out and not recorded.

“I'm going to start screaming out the window that you're raping me, that you raped me,” the female passenger said. “I will punch myself in the face and tell the cops you did it. You're going to jail. You wanna play yourself? I'll call the cops right now. I'm going to tell them you're holding my against my will. You're going to jail for domestic violence.”

After several threats to call the police from both the driver and passenger and efforts from the woman to punch herself in the face to make it seem as if the driver did so, she finally exited the vehicle. The driver, who had been with Uber for two years, vented about the incident on camera.

“This is what Uber drivers go through every day, man. People would disrespect us, talk s--t to us like it's nothing, man,” he said.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you have a right to a quality defense. Call the Seattle law office of Steve Karimi at (206) 621-8777 or contact him online.

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Steve Karimi

Steve Karimi attended Pepperdine University School of Law. After graduation he worked as a prosecutor in Seattle where he gained valuable insight to the criminal justice system. Attorney Karimi uses his experiences as a prosecutor everyday only now he fights for the justice of those accused.


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