Lyft is battling yet another suit from a guest who states the ride-hailing company enabled sexual predators.
New York resident Alison Turkos alleged in a suit filed in a San Francisco court on Tuesday that she was abducted at gunpoint by her Lyft motorist in 2017, and after that raped by 2 other guys. Her match alleges that Lyft permitted the chauffeur to continue driving under a different name even after police made the company familiar with an investigation.
This newest suit follows 14 victims took legal action against Lyft, declaring that the company had failed to attend to “a sexual predator crisis” with its service.
Lyft has actually been hit with yet another suit declaring it enables sexual predators to roam on its platform.
New York resident Alison Turkos has actually declared in a new fit that in 2017 she was abducted by her Lyft motorist at gunpoint and taken over state lines. She alleges that she was then raped by 2 other men, who cheered and high-fived each other prior to she was reclaimed into the city.
Turkos alleges that she invested the following day shocked and confused. She knew something was wrong as she was in so much discomfort she could not leave her bed or raise her arms, and was experiencing vaginal bleeding. She started to piece together what happened after she saw that her Lyft trip home, which must have taken 15 minutes, had actually taken 79 minutes. Vice reported that the journey had actually cost her $106.80.
Turkos got in touch with the company however just got an automated reaction apologising for the hassle and providing her a partial refund of $93.99. She subsequently went to the cops and obtained a rape kit.
Emails viewed by Vice likewise revealed that Lyft guaranteed to “unpair” her from the chauffeur, and its description for the length of the journey was: “The motorist may have forgot to end the ride.” In a subsequent response a Lyft representative told Turkos that poor web connection, an old phone, or defective software application could have been the cause.
Turkos filed the suit against Lyft on Tuesday, claiming the firm is stopping working in its responsibility to keep sexual predators off the platform.
“Lyft’s reaction to this sexual predator crisis among Lyft chauffeurs has been appallingly inadequate,” the lawsuit states. This language closely echoes a match filed by 14 anonymous female Lyft passengers previously this month. Following this flurry of accusations, Lyft generated safety functions consisting of a 911 panic button in its app.
In the suit Turkos likewise alleges that Lyft allowed her enemy to continue driving after the police started investigating her grievance, just under a different name.
“After Complainant reported this motorist to Lyft and law enforcement called Lyft about this chauffeur in relation to an investigation of Complainant’s allegations of kidnapping, human trafficking and rape, Lyft continued to allow this driver to continue driving for Lyft under a various name, endangering the security of countless unsuspecting passengers,” the match declares.
Lyft was not right away available for comment when called by DrewReportsNews, but a Lyft representative informed Vice the motorist in question had actually passed the New York City Taxi and Limo Commission’s background check.