Asian American Woman Assaulted and Forcibly Removed From Uber Ride

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A woman in Chicago has accused an Uber driver for assaulting her and kick her out of her car, according to NBC.

Lily Kim, an adjunct professor at DePaul University, was on her way to Wrigley Field for the Cubs’ final playoff game last Thursday. She was in her Uber for a few minutes when the driver allegedly ordered Kim to get out without warning.

“All of a sudden she stopped and said that she didn’t want to go to Wrigley Field,” Kim’s friend, Dr. Kim Tee, told NBC on her behalf.

Kim didn’t want to get out because she had already paid for the fare and had not reached her destination. When she refused to leave the vehicle, the driver exited the vehicle, flung open Kim’s door, and forcibly removed her. Kim documented the whole ordeal on her phone and uploaded it to YouTube.

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“Get out of my car right now,” the driver can be heard shouting in the video. “Get the f*** out my car!”

“Do you even know who the f*** I am?” Kim says.

The driver responded, “I don’t care! Get your a** out of my car!”

Chicago police stated that the driver “struck the victim in the face, causing minor abrasions” before fleeing the scene. Kim was left with cuts on her face and bruises all over her body. She provided the photos of the injury.

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Upon hearing the news, Uber released the following statement:

“As soon as we became aware of this situation, we immediately reached out to everyone involved to understand what may have happened. Our Community Guidelines prohibit this type of behavior and we have removed this driver’s access to Uber.”

Kim refused medical attention at the scene and filed a police report. She scheduled a press conference to discuss the incident on Friday afternoon, but later cancelled it saying she was “physically unable to attend,” according to DNA Info.

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