Filed lawsuit on behalf of Uber rape victim alleging defamation and privacy violations

Mr. Wigdor represented a woman who was raped by an Uber driver in Delhi in 2014, alleging privacy violations as well as defamation against Uber Technologies, Inc., Travis Kalanick, Uber’s Chief Executive Officer, Eric Alexander, former Vice President for Business in Asia, and Emil Michael, former Senior Vice President for Business. As alleged in the lawsuit, the victim’s confidential medical records were obtained and shared by Uber Executives, and the victim’s character defamed by the spurious “theory” that the rape was part of a conspiracy by a competitor to derail Uber’s growth in India. The CEO of Uber resigned less than one week after the lawsuit was filed.

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