An Uber driver has sued the ride-hailing company after being accused of raping his girlfriend, claiming he was not aware of the rape until after she was killed in a hail of police gunfire.
In his lawsuit filed on Tuesday in California state court, John Roesler said the company’s failure to disclose to him the fatal shooting “violated his constitutional right to due process.”
Roesler is seeking $15 million in damages, plus attorney fees and costs, and a jury trial.
In his lawsuit, Roeser claims Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, and other senior executives violated his constitutional rights by not telling him about the fatal police shooting on April 26, 2016.
The lawsuit says that while Kalanik was in California at the time of the shooting, Riesler was driving an Uber vehicle and he was able to report the shooting to Uber.
The lawsuit claims that Kalanicks negligence resulted in Roesers death.
The suit alleges Kalanickers failure to properly supervise and train drivers, and the company failure to train drivers about the consequences of an Uber driver raping a woman, was the catalyst for Roeserners death, according to a press release.
Kalaniers attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Uber has faced growing criticism over the years for its handling of sexual assaults and sexual misconduct allegations against drivers, including the case of former Uber engineer Brock Turner.
Uber’s stock price has dropped over the past year amid allegations that it is paying off former employees to help settle claims of sexual misconduct and rape.
Roeers lawsuit also comes as Uber and the Justice Department are in the midst of a probe into allegations of sexual harassment against the company.
A former Uber employee and former employee of an outside law firm are also suing Uber.