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Lyft hit with another horrifying sexual assault lawsuit

Submitted by The Verge on September 17, 2019 - 3:35pm

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Warning: this story contains descriptions of sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing.

A woman who says she was raped by her Lyft driver in 2017 is suing the ride-hailing company in California for failure to keep its passengers safe. It is the latest case about safety in the ride-hailing industry, and the latest charge against Lyft, which was sued by 14 women earlier this month alleging rape complaints against drivers.

In a statement released by her lawyer, Alison Turkos said in the fall of 2017 she hailed a Lyft after a night out with friends. “What should have been a 15 minute drive, turned into an 80 minute living nightmare,” she said.

Turkos says her driver kidnapped her at gunpoint, drove her across state lines, and...

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