Lyft Sued for Sexual Assault

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According the New York Times, this lawsuit is the latest to accuse Lyft of failing to put into place the basic safety measures that would have prevented the alleged assaults. After the women reported the attacks, Lyft did not follow up on their complaints or played down the seriousness of what happened, according to the lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday in the Superior Court of San Francisco.

“It’s not just the fact that these sexual assaults happened. It’s about the cover-up,” said Michael Bomberger, a San Diego-based lawyer who filed the suit. He filed another lawsuit in September, when 14 additional women came forward to say they had been sexually assaulted by Lyft drivers, raising the total number to 19.

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