Uber bans female rider over false rape accusations

  • 08/04/2017

Uber has permanently banned a young US woman who threatened to falsely accuse an Uber driver of raping her.

The woman's tirade at her Uber driver was caught on camera, sparking outrage.

The woman threatened to "violate him" and threatened to tell police, "you're raping me".

"You're going to jail," she repeatedly told him.

"The behaviour in this video is abusive and completely unacceptable," a statement by an Uber spokesperson read.

"As our community guidelines make clear, this will not be tolerated by anyone who uses Uber... The rider's account has been banned and Uber is looking into this incident."

Video of abuse appals world

Screaming for the driver to call her boyfriend when her phone battery dies, he refuses - setting off an unprompted and uncontrollable tirade.

Throughout the abuse the woman screams at the driver and repeatedly threatens to call police and to spit in his face, while kicking and hitting his car.

The driver says she sees him driving and, "You think I'm nobody. You don't know me."

The woman tells him to go back to his country, and says, "Donald Trump's gonna send you Afghanis back, get the f**k out of my country."

Yelling at people on the street from the parked car, and turning violent when she sees she's being filmed, the driver says he's been driving for Uber for three years and has never had a problem.

When she finally exits the vehicle, he addresses the camera and apologises for his language: "This is the Bronx, we got stupid b****s out here.

"This is what Uber drivers go through every single day. People disrespect us, talk s**t to us like it's nothing. Welcome to New York."