What stuck out to us most in a lawsuit filed by a fired former Uber executive against another former Uber executive isn’t the crux of the case, which is related to allegedly false remarks made about the fired executive. It’s another detail about an infamous case in India in which a driver for Uber was convicted of sexually assaulting a passenger. In the lawsuit filed by fired former Uber exec Eric Alexander, Alexander alleges that during the police investigation into the incident, Uber chose not to hand over to authorities information about how several women passengers had complained to Uber about the driver in the days leading up to the rape. (Uber declined to comment.)
“[The driver] should not be allowed to drive women,” one of the comments said, according to the lawsuit. Another said he was “threatening” to a female passenger.
The Uber executive leadership and internal lawyers in charge of the case are gone from Uber, but this shows that unfortunate details about the past will continue to follow the company for a while longer.