Last Friday morning, a female student at the University of Michigan reported to university police that her Uber driver “demanded money or a sex act” before she was able to leave.
Luckily, the student managed to escape the vehicle without any physical contact but not before catching that the vehicle was a dark four-door sedan, “possibly a Toyota or Honda.”
The driver was described as an Indian male, mid-20s, slender build and short black hair. It could not be independently verified at the time whether the car was operated by a licensed Uber driver or whether the car was booked through the app.
Uber Spokeswoman Brooke Anderson stated:
“We are urgently gathering as much information as possible about this troubling report.
We have contacted University police and will assist them in every way we can.”
This incident is the latest in a long line of incidents involving sexual assault allegations against Uber drivers since the company’s founding in 2009.
In February, a Los Angeles-based driver allegedly sexually assaulted a passenger and is still being investigated.