he lawsuit, filed in San Francisco by attorneys for two women identified in court documents only as Jane Doe 1 and 2, is seeking class-action status.
Jane Doe 1 lives in Miami and Jane Doe 2 lives in Los Angeles, according to the complaint, and both claim that they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers.
The complaint states that Uber uses “low-cost, woefully inadequate background checks” for their drivers and does not monitor drivers for “violent or inappropriate conduct after they are hired.”
Even after allegations of sexual misconduct have emerged against Uber drivers, the lawsuit claims that: “Nothing meaningful has been done to make rides safer for passengers — especially women.”
A spokesperson for Uber told ABC News that the company is currently reviewing the lawsuit, and that the company takes the allegations seriously.
“Uber received this complaint today and we are in the process of reviewing it,” the spokesperson said. “These allegations are important to us and we take them very seriously.”
As carried in ABC