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Uber Sued For Failing To Prevent Sexual Assault

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Associated Press Uber is being sued by a woman who alleges the company failed to prevent her sexual assault by a driver in 2018. The lawsuit accuses Uber of negligence and deceptive business practices for promoting safe rides, particularly to "vulnerable women," despite having "historically lax screening procedures" for drivers. The lawsuit cites Uber's history of using of forced arbitration and nondisclosure agreements to keep reports of sexual assault "shrouded in secrecy." Last year, facing criticism over a rising number of allegations, Uber acknowledged that more than 6,000 US customers had filed sexual assault reports in 2017 and 2018.