Aner Manuel, an Uber passenger using the service in Chicago on July 17, was subject to detestable behavior from the driver as he seemingly received oral sex from a prostitute. After learning about the incident, the controversy-riddled company attempted to resolve the situation by offering him a $10 credit.
Manuel claims he in an Uber for two miles while an intoxicated prostitute performed oral sex on the unnamed driver. Manuel then posted footage of what he called ‘most dangerous and inappropriate ride ever’ on his Snapchat and Facebook.
In the video, an unidentified sex worker is seen kissing the driver and then lowering her head to his crotch area.
Manuel reported the incident to Uber, who responded by offering him a $10 credit. This is when Manuel decided to posted video on Facebook to force Uber to properly acknowledge the complaint.
On Sunday July 16th I received the most dangerous and inappropriate uber ride ever. As I approached my uber, I noticed there was a passenger in the front seat. I double checked to make sure I didn’t select UberPool, and then approached the car. I assumed it may have been a family member of some sort. As we pulled off the female in the front (who was clearly on drugs) attempted to open the door and could not even sit straight as the vehicle was in motion. She then began to grope him and grab him. They began to kiss and she began loosening his belt. As we got further and further from my pickup location I had no idea where I was, so I had to stay in the car. She then proceeded to perform oral sex. This was my last straw. I asked the driver to drop me off. Since I’ve contacted uber and they refunded me for trip and gave me a “$10 credit”. They’ve seen this video and are still “investigating”. They have been extremely bad at answering any messages I’ve sent, and I demand something gets done. This is not okay!
According to Gizmodo, Uber, which has been undergoing leadership changes in the last couple of months, is investigating the incident.
In a statement to Gizmodo, Uber confirmed the company is investigating the incident.
“The behavior of this former driver is appalling and is not tolerated on the Uber app,” said an Uber spokesperson. “As soon as this situation was reported to us, we immediately removed this driver’s access.”
Uber overhauled its vetting process for new drivers in the past few months, but in a year marred by PR calamities and high profile exits, an overly amorous driver can hardly be considered good news.
The driver, who remains unidentified, has been suspended.