Last week, 30-year-old Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon made headlines after a video surfaced of her verbally attacking Uber driver Igor Belic, then promptly trashing his car.
The video went viral and she was put on administrative leave by her employer Jackson Health System. They’re currently investigating the case to see whether any disciplinary action will be taken, “up to and including termination.”
On Wednesday morning, Ramkissoon appeared on Good Morning America to give her side of the story, and to publicly apologize for her actions.
Ramkissoon blamed her drunken rage on what she calls “the worst night of her life.” She reveals that her father had been taken to the hospital that day and that she broke up with her boyfriend right before the incident. She was meeting with her now ex-boyfriend for drinks and was too drunk to drive home, which is why she got an Uber.
What trigger her meltdown was when she confused Belic with her own Uber driver. Belic was there picking up another customer.
“It was probably one of the worst days of my life. I was caught at my lowest moment,” Ramkissoon told Good Morning America.
Belic accepted her apology and declined to press charges. Ramkissoon also gave the driver financial compensation for the damage which was enough pay his cellphone bill and maybe his cable bill, according to Belic.
The young doctor admits that there is “absolutely no excuse” for her actions. However, she told Daily Mail Online that she feels that she does not deserve the backlash she’s received on the internet. She says that someone had leaked her parents address and that she has been receiving rape threats. She told Daily Mail Online:
“Everybody’s been harassing my mother and my old neighbors but they won’t talk to them[…]I’m trying to stay under the radar with a few friends. I didn’t realize this was going to be such a big deal[…]I had to change my cell phone number because strangers were calling to yell at me.”
Ramkissoon also confirmed that she is currently on administrative leave from her employer.
“I’ve been indeed suspended,’ she said, ‘and I don’t even know when I’m going to get back to work. I’m getting a lawyer and a public relations firm but I don’t know if it’s going to do any good[…]I’m not sure I deserve what’s happening. But I don’t want to talk any more. Have a great night.”