Well, that was according to one side of the story.
Yesterday we brought you the story of a woman who tweeted about a run-in with a driver for the car service Uber. The woman claimed that the driver grabbed her by the throat because she “kissed my white husband.” The woman’s tweets are now “protected.”
Today, Twitchy received an email from an Uber representative offering the driver’s side of the story. Here is that letter:
Thought you might be interested in the partner-driver’s account of Saturday’s events as well:
I picked up the Uber user, Bridget, along with two other riders, a man and a woman at 9th & U Streets NW. The user was highly intoxicated. She started the trip by throwing an empty beer can out of the vehicle, which she got from inside of her purse. She said the beer was leaking out into her purse. I explained that she could get me a citation for having alcohol in the vehicle. She stated don’t worry she would pay for it. I also expressed concerns about the beer leaking in the vehicle and making a mess. As trip continued, user was conversing with other two people in the vehicle. The other woman remarked about how drunk Bridget was.
I dropped one person off, the other woman, and continued. The user began making out with her male friend. I was not bothered by this except that her shoes were dug into the seat. I asked nicely if she could take her shoes off the seats. She complied. Two minutes later she had both feet in the seat turned completely backwards in his lap. She had straddled him while he was faced forward. I said “Ma’am I just asked you not place your feet in my seats, please take your feet out of my seats.”
The user began to curse at me. She said “you work for me,” among other things, and asked me to stop the vehicle so she could get out. I said “gladly” and pulled over. As she got out she used both hands and slammed the car door with great force. I exited my vehicle to assess if there was any damage to the door and the seat. She continued cursing, ranting and raging on towards me in a threatening manner. She was hitting at the me, and tried at one point to knock my driving hat off. I pushed her away from me. She continued to come forward cursing. Her friend tried to hold her back but had a hard time. At this point a police woman came by and the user calmed down. The officer spoke with all parties. No report was made and no damage was noticed. Bridget and the man walked to their destination.
So now we have both sides of the story.
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