Months after a woman, who was raped by an Uber driver in India, sued Uber Technologies in June for improperly obtaining her medical records, both parties have agreed to settle the civil lawsuit, US federal court said in a filing, reports Reuters.
After the incident, which occurred in Delhi in 2014, the Uber driver was convicted of rape and was sentenced to life in prison in 2015. She had previously settled a civil lawsuit against in Uber in 2015 but filed a fresh lawsuit after reports emerged that the company obtained confidential medical records regarding the case as Travis Kalanick believed the incident could have been staged by its Indian rival Ola.
These incidents came into light after Uber hired law firm O‚ÄėMelveny & Myers LLP to investigate how it obtained the medical records of the rape victim, Reuters reported in June.
‚ÄúUber executives duplicitously and publicly decried the rape, expressing sympathy for plaintiff, and shock and regret at the violent attack, while privately speculating, as outlandish as it is, that she had colluded with a rival company to harm Uber‚Äôs business,‚ÄĚ Reuters quotes the lawsuit as saying.
Interestingly, when the incident occurred back in 2014, Travis put out a statement saying, ‚ÄúNo one should have to go through a horrific experience like this, and we‚Äôre truly sorry that she‚Äôs had to relive it.‚ÄĚ
However, the terms of the settlement have not been disclosed in the court document.
The settlement comes at a time when Uber‚Äôs new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is looking to overcome all the scandals Uber got into under the leadership of cofounder and former CEO Travis. It is believed that Travis broke several rules across countries.
Some of the company‚Äôs actions have led to a criminal probe against the company by the US departments of Justice to investigate if managers violated the country‚Äôs bribery laws, specifically the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, reports Reuters.