Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Two women get kicked out of Uber after kiss

Two women get kicked out of Uber after kiss

The couple had called the Uber to take them from Gowanus to the East Village, and it was just over the Manhattan Bridge when they say the incident began.

New York City has suspended the license of an Uber driver who booted two women after they kissed in his vehicle. "He started aggressively coming at us".

When Iovine presses him to explain why they're being ousted, Elbotari says "it's disrespectful".

Video footage shows the moment the man informs the pair that kissing in the back of the auto is illegal.

In an interview with NBC New York, Iovine admitted that their exchange "turned into anger, which we are not proud of". Iovine's video shows the driver, who was identified as Ahmad El Boutari, opening the back door and yelling at the women to leave. RAW VIDEO: Alex started taking video. not knowing what was going to happen.

"This is an open society and Uber is a platform that is available to anybody regardless of your background, your orientation, and that is sacred to us", Khosrowshahi told the NY Post.

The advertising technology consultant released a one minute video of the driver kicking the couple out.

The driver's taxi license, required to drive for Uber in New York City, has been suspended as the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission investigates what happened.

The driver says: "It's illegal".

"Get off of her phone".

"It's my own vehicle".

Following reports of the incident, Uber refunded the women their $22 fare and issued an apology. "We don't get out there much and march in the parade", Iovine says.

In a statement to ABC News, an Uber spokeswoman said, "Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and we have been in touch with the rider regarding her experience". "We are investigating and will take appropriate action".

The Taxi & Limousine Commission, which is responsible for regulating Uber and other ride-hail apps, did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

"We've reached out to the victim, and will be starting the investigation today", Fromberg said.

She said that she also filed a complaint with the city's Human Rights Commission, but hasn't heard back from the online ride-hail company.

Iovine told the MailOnline: "Obviously, he's homophobic". I haven't experienced homophobic behaviour in the city.

"It's 2018 in New York City and this isn't the way we live any more".

She said she believed that the driver took offense on the basis of his religion.

'It was a really bad experience - and ironically occurred on a bright sunny day during pride month in NYC'.

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