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Female drivers feel abandoned by Uber and Lyft after reporting a sexual assault

June 19, 2019 at 07:00AM

Guardian investigation finds drivers who have experienced range of safety issues say companies offer little to no support

One month into driving for Lyft around Atlanta, Alicia Dukes was sexually assaulted by a passenger on 21 April after she drove him to a gas station and back to his apartment.

“He first asked me if I had any change because he wanted to leave a tip. He ended up finding a $5 bill in his pocket and gave it to me. He then proceeded to ask me if I wanted to come into his house and drink with him. I said no, I’m working right now, can you please leave,” Dukes told the Guardian.

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