Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

How to Deal With German Shepherd Aggression
CaptionCloseUber's CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares.In the latest embarrassment to beset the ride-hailing company, CEO Travis Kalanick is seen discussing Uber's business model...

Uber CEO caught on video arguing over fares with driver

CaptionCloseUber's CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares.In the latest embarrassment to beset the ride-hailing company, CEO Travis Kalanick is seen discussing Uber's business model...

Uber CEO caught on video arguing over fares with driver

Caption

Close

Uber's CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares.

In the latest embarrassment to beset the ride-hailing company, CEO Travis Kalanick is seen discussing Uber's business model with the driver.

In the dashcam video obtained by Bloomberg News , the driver argues that Kalanick is lowering fares and claims he lost $97,000 because of him. "I'm bankrupt because of you."

Kalanick lashes back. "You know what? Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s---. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck," he said, then slamming the door.

After the video went public, Kalanick issued a statement to Uber employees. In it, he says he must "grow up" and apologizes to the driver, identified as Fawzi Kamel, as well as the driver community.

"This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it," he said.

Bloomberg News reports that the video was from early February this year.

It's the latest PR nightmare to hit Uber, which last week found itself in a sexual harassment firestorm. That stemmed from a detailed essay published by a former female Uber engineer, who charged that her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about sexual advances from her boss. In the post about her year at Uber, Susan Fowler said the company's human resources department ignored her complaints because her boss was a high performer.

Kalanick called for an independent investigation of those issues, and the company hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to help.

On Tuesday, a top engineering executive, Amit Singhal, left Uber five weeks after his hire was announced. According to a report in the tech blog Recode, Singhal failed to disclose that he'd left his previous job at Google because of a sexual harassment allegation.

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Breaking News Headlines

banner30
Who wants to disguise Anne Frank for Halloween?
Who wants to disguise Anne Frank for Halloween?
At least 43 dead in a Taliban attack on military base in Afghanistan
At least 43 dead in a Taliban attack on military base in Afghanistan
May open letter to European citizens: "We want you to stay"
May open letter to European citizens:
Portugal retrieves grenades and rocket launcher stolen on military base
Portugal retrieves grenades and rocket launcher stolen on military base
Arrested ten people in France in an alleged ultra plot
Arrested ten people in France in an alleged ultra plot
Israel warns that it will not negotiate with Palestinians if Hamas does not disarm
Israel warns that it will not negotiate with Palestinians if Hamas does not disarm
Florida declares emergency status before an act of a right-wing agitator
Florida declares emergency status before an act of a right-wing agitator
The origin of the mysterious Humans of Easter Island
The origin of the mysterious Humans of Easter Island
A three-year-old boy and two adults die in a traffic accident in Badajoz
A three-year-old boy and two adults die in a traffic accident in Badajoz
The Guardia Civil registers the headquarters of the 112 in Reus looking for the recordings of October 1
The Guardia Civil registers the headquarters of the 112 in Reus looking for the recordings of October 1
Germany sees "leeway" for a negotiated solution in Catalonia
Germany sees
May launches a diplomatic offensive to unlock the Brexit
May launches a diplomatic offensive to unlock the Brexit
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

banner31
Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES