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Lyft Driver Lawsuit Another in a String of Sexual Assault Allegations Against the Company

By Thomas P. Giuffra

A Florida woman has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against the ride share company Lyft. The suit comes after the woman gave birth to her third son whose father was allegedly the assailant.

Lyft is fighting the allegations stating that the alleged assault took place during an “off-app” encounter with the woman.

The company also said it only became aware of the alleged incident years after it took place.

Plaintiff Tabatha Means stated that what she had hoped would be a short ride back to where she was staying after a night out quickly became uncomfortable when the driver asked her to sit in the front seat, and then began complimenting and inappropriately touching her, according to the complaint filed January 10 in California Northern District Court.

The San Francisco-based ridesharing company Lyft is facing 17 new lawsuits brought by users of its service from around the country, who claim the company failed to protect passengers and drivers from physical and sexual assault.

Of the lawsuits, 14 were from people who said they were sexually assaulted while using Lyft, and three said they were physically assaulted.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of an assault during a ride share, contact us for a free initial consultation.

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