Uber driver who booted 2 kissing women has licence suspended

Uber driver who booted 2 kissing women has licence suspended

As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule.

Pichl said, "I'd say if he feels so uncomfortable with two girls pecking in the backseat then he shouldn't be an Uber driver in New York City". Iovine says she and her girlfriend were sitting on opposite sides of the back seat when they kissed.

The advertising technology consultant released a one minute video of the driver kicking the couple out. "I did what I believe is my freedom", he said.

"We leaned in for a peck, and that's what it was, just a peck". "My girlfriend started laughing", Iovine told the tabloid.

The recording began as one of the women asked the driver, who had exited the auto, what the issue was.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told the New York Post on Monday that drivers like El Boutari "don't belong on Uber". But please don't comment on someone's appearance or ask whether they are single. And by tidying up after yourself - whether it's taking your trash home or cleaning up a spilled drink - you'll keep the vehicle in good condition and ensure the next person has a pleasant ride, too. "You aren't allowed to do this".

They press him on the issue, but he tells them that "it's disrespectful" before seeming to attempt to take the phone they're using to record the argument. "It's disrespectful", El Boutari says. "Nothing is illegal. It is not illegal to kiss in NY".

"Nothing is illegal", one of the women says.

The women then told the driver they were filming him and asked why they were "not allowed to kiss in an Uber". Uber refunded Iovine the $22 fare and reportedly apologized to her.


"Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and we have reached out to the rider regarding her experience", Uber spokeswoman Susan Hendrick said.

'We are investigating and will take appropriate action'.

"This blatantly discriminatory behavior described by the complainant is repugnant, and will not be tolerated in the City of New York", Fromberg said. Iovino also filed a complaint with New York City's Human Rights Commission, according to the Daily News.

A spokesman said the commission was investigating the incident.

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"We've reached out to the victim, and will be starting the investigation today", Deputy Commissioner Allan Fromberg told the newspaper.

"Kissing is not illegal", one of the women responds.

'It was a really awful experience - and ironically occurred on a bright sunny day during pride month in NYC'.

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