August 26, 2019 — At least 7 women have filed lawsuits against Lyft this month claiming they were sexually assaulted or raped.
Furthermore, the women say Lyft forced them to pay for the ride even after they reported being sexually assaulted.
Four of the women say they were sexually assaulted by their drivers. One woman from Louisiana claims that she was “raped and sodomized” by her driver in his home in January 2019. Another woman in San Diego said her friends walked in on her being raped by her Lyft driver in her bedroom in 2016.
The lawsuits were filed after settlement talks reportedly broke down, according to attorneys representing the women who say they are investigating around 100 other sexual assault claims against both Uber and Lyft.
The lawsuits accuse Lyft of hiring drivers without adequate screening. They also accuse Lyft of allowing drivers to continue working after they have been reported for misconduct.
Lawyers for the women are pushing Lyft to implement “enhanced background checks, biometric fingerprinting, job interviews, electronic monitoring systems” and cameras in the cars as security measures.
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